Poem 118 – A Morning Walk


A step taken, then two

No pain, only gain.

Take a few more,

Come on, you can do this.

I stagger a little, drag my feet

Knowing how unfit I have become.

A little further, a hill to climb,

Muscles working, as they should

None complaining, yet!

The shops I pass

Little action this early

The baker’s open, ready for business

The corner Café, a flurry of activity

Coffee, breakfast, preparation.

Up the next incline and turn towards home.

Uneven paths a nightmare

Watchful, wary, dreading a sprain this far out.

Down through the park, sloping path,

Leaning to the left, path leads to rail bridge

Above it the courthouse stands sentinel.

I’ll go a little further today, all flat

A loop around the primary school

The deathly quiet of the funeral directors.

The home stretch, feeling ok,

The sun now up shines in my face

Warming against my version of cold.

Home, cool off against the back fence

The cows and calves chewing, gazing at me

Wondering what life I must have

Stuck my side of the fence.

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16 Responses to Poem 118 – A Morning Walk

  1. JackieP says:

    Sounds like a nice walk Michael, especially the end lol. Did the cows approve?

  2. You made it! Well done you 🙂 The deathly quiet of the funeral directors…hmm. The cows probably wonder what the dickens you’re up to. Glad you made it back in one piece and without injury.

  3. RoSy says:

    Had a wonderful time on this walk with you Michael! 🙂

  4. hah how wonderful was that you?

  5. PookyH says:

    I really enjoyed this – there are few things more wonderful than an early morning walk when it’s just you and the birds (and the cows, of course!)

  6. I loved this! I was walking right behind you…I am even slower than you!! Cows can be quite aloof alright.

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