Just a walk in the park

I take a therapeutic walk
just on the edge of traffic
beginning to build, in early morning
a nod will do, a smile well received
by a stranger.

My pace quickens to insulate me
from the vapour that is my breath and
random thoughts find their niche,
unhurried
and wait.

Hoarfrost like needles and splinters
give texture to the lifeless grass,
my path a satin ribbon
running parallel with
the brook.

Ancient trees share the same sky
as a crane, counterbalanced,
poised to build houses of hope
sheltering vulnerable
souls of today.

The rhythm of my step steady's
my mind, clearing space from
chaos, allowing me time to
freefall from worries and see,
that for now,
life's a walk in the park.






Poetry by shells
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Written on 2012-01-20 at 00:50

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Soup in the Sand
Tremendously peaceful, and such masterful language. "I take a therapeutic walk", that tranquil, opening line drew me in, how so many of us could benefit from this calming attitude, this return to peace, just on the edge of traffic, whether in our minds, or through an actual walk in the weald. What a metaphor. "clearing space from chaos" "allowing me time to freefall from worries" Beautiful write, such marvelous imagery, and powerful words. Reminds me of the many peaceful walks I have taken, feeling so free, rejuvenated, and reminded to let go and realize that life really is like a walk in the park. Fantastic write, splendid!
2012-05-08


Nathalia
Just what a good swift walk on a lovely day feels like. Nicely written!
2012-03-01


Nils Teodor The PoetBay support member heart!
Very well written
and a pleasure to read
Thanks for sharing
2012-01-25



I love the 'my path is a stain ribbon' line. Well done.
2012-01-21



We're allowed moments of peace occasionally, allowed to live in the moment. Then, back to reality.

I appreciate this. To me you've caught what it means to live with pain, I don't know if that was the intent.
2012-01-21


Amy Valentina
Hi Shells,

Life indeed is a walk in the park and to realize it one must take "Just a walk in the park".
Beautiful and truthful!!!

LOL,
Amy
2012-01-20


Eli The PoetBay support member heart!
I enjoyed taking this walk with you - thanks.
2012-01-20