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I have Seen Them Walking

Sustained, close together
They walk down the road on bare feet
Bare feet that wish to run like children again,
Turned frail by the power of age
I have seen them walking to
And withdrawing from,
As they acknowledge the missteps they've made
I have seen them walking
Over shed leaves and enervated roots
I have seen them walking,
Over roses planted where weeds grew
I have seen them walking,
Under appreciated sunsets and anticipated sunrises
I have seen them walking,
Under birds that soar too high, and worms that dig too deep
I have seen them walking,
Over planted seeds, planted from desire
I have seen them walking,
Under denuded trees, denuded from fire
I have seen them walking,
Leaving remedial footprints
on the strange terrain
That lies between
vitality and apathy
I have seen them walking,
all very differently,
but all in need of relief
Relief which will make the walking seem less grief



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caitiekate said...
Jul. 25, 2012 at 10:26 am:
I love the repetition and the last two lines that puts the poem together!!! really great job! and the picture went along so well with the poem (:
 
JacktheSkipper replied...
Jul. 25, 2012 at 7:43 pm :
Thanks so much for your feedback!
 
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