The What and Who of Meandering About

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Walk Anyway

(a poem)

Every path is rocky;
Every journey is treacherous;
Every road is unsteady;
Every way is crowded;
Every walk is lonely;
Every passage is dangerous;
Every pilgrimage is difficult.  

Yet 
we walk anyway. 
One step at a time;
one fierce 
determined
step
after 
the one before
and prior to
the next. 
Our feet may be bloodied;
our knees battered and bruised;
our ego cracked and stained;
we walk anyway.  

We are not alone
for there are fellow travelers 
on their own 
arduous trek.
Our odysseys often
run parallel to one another;
at times they
intersect,
but theirs isn't yours 
nor yours theirs 
but we walk anyway 
simultaneously. 
Understanding the struggle 
is unique 
but not isolated. 
We walk anyway. 

It is what
we are meant to do. 
One step at a time;
one fierce 
determined
step
after
another
always 
moving forward
toward
God knows what. 
We walk anyway.

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