Walking the Walk
Walking backwards I thought was real keen,
browsing through what I'd already seen.
The downside was, if there was a pit,
I again fell headlong into it!
But I got tired of always being bound
by the past, by what I'd already found.
Walking sideways caught everybody's eye.
They always said, "Now, there's a careful guy!"
But, inching along at such a slow rate,
the downside was, I was usually late.
And I got tired of being left behind,
and began to look for a way to shine!
Walking tall always seemed to be the best,
facing the challenge, testing the test,
rattling the cymbal, banging the gong.
The downside was: noise died, I was gone.
I found myself without a clue
Not knowing where to go or what to do.
Then from within, a voice said to me,
"Stop trying to do. Let go. Just be."
The pain of becoming is now my plight.
The downside is: I know the voice is right.
I try hard to walk the walk and just be,
But somehow, it keeps on eluding me.
I remember what happened before:
ups and downs by the score;
But my fears of the unknown creep in,
and oops! I'm walking backward again.
Written by John Dean Williamsen [1934-2020]
I will read forever because it lets me visit in my mind the worlds that I will never be able to see; it helps me put away the stresses of the day and relax into the rhythm of the story before me; it lets me bring to the surface and experience without regrets those feelings I hide away; it lets me re-experience the thrill of first love through someone else's eyes; it keeps my mind juiced so that it will never desert me; it is always there for me even when there's no one else. I will read forever no matter whether it is print or digital because the words will always call to me. ~ A Sassy Scribbler