A Long Walk


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    A Long Walk

    A Long Walk



    The sidewalk I walked upon

    So many times before

    With scattered leaves and memories

    Squirrels crossing in front of me

    with peanuts in their teeth


    The Sun intermittently shining

    between all the trees

    The pond looking pretty

    Fountain flowing, benches by it’s side

    The smell, not so alluring


    The sidewalk

    It is never ending

    on this particular day


    As I pass the dwelling

    where the boy had played

    for hours on end on the computer

    I would hear him through the night


    In the morning

    Tapping me on the shoulder..

    At nighttime

    laying across my bed

    talking about the days events

    with more small chatter

    of the days that lie ahead


    Off to the kitchen

    To stand at the refrigerator door

    Like so many times before


    I pass the place

    where he used to work

    I imagine the bike he rode,

    the car he drove

    in the parking lot, …no more


    I walk the street he drove upon

    and waved out the window

    as he drove by


    This long sidewalk

    and it’s memories

    repeat daily in my mind

    The time it took

    to walk this walk

    so many times before


    I thought it would never end…


    I finally approach my door

    My shelter

    From a long walk

    with too many memories

    that came unfurled

    with each step I took


    At a time not so long ago

    When it was you and I against

    the world.







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    Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

    Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

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