Shawn L. Bird

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poem- some stand still September 15, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:22 pm
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Along the journey

friends beside

we listen






As paths diverge

and rejoin

we grieve the lost

or greet new found

companions on the trek.

At times, we find a plateau

spread before us

and some stand still

admiring the view

choosing to settle

in the pleasant spot

But others walk on,

climbing hills,

exploring unimagined places,

pausing to watch a while at each

before reaching

for their hiking pole

and striding on.

Some walk forever, and see the world

and some stand still.


26 Responses to “poem- some stand still”

  1. Makes you want to be a walker. I like it.

  2. randomblurting Says:

    Great expression. Thanks for sharing.

  3. xoxosanaz90210 Says:

    Visually, I can see the hills in the poem and imagine the speaker trekking. I did too!! It is so cool.

  4. deaniedaisyxoxo Says:

    Reblogged this on deaniedaisy24's Blog and commented:
    Lovely …

  5. words4jp Says:

    this is lovely – it does make you feel like walking – i used to be, but have become quite stationary. Stationary is predictable and safe – yet, I know what walking is like and I do miss it. I just fear putting the shoes on again and walking out the door.

  6. giacint Says:

    really enjoyed this!!

  7. People do come and go from our lives… as we walk along paths…. Well spoken, Shawn.

  8. Sheila Says:

    Shawn, I enjoyed this poem. It expresses the truth; I believe most people are both – a walker/hiker and a stand still/ enjoy the moments of life. Depending on age, life choices, circumstances and experiences we choose at a given moment in life. I think both are needed.

  9. coconutspeak Says:

    As usual, you never disappoint me and I feel nothing but awe. Great post.

  10. What a clear, significant poem. I think everyone can relate to the themes here. Just wonderful.

  11. quarksire Says:

    2 kewl fer skewl 🙂 once agin 🙂 Q

  12. Aquileana Says:

    A beautiful poem which remains us that as that life is a journey….

    Meanwhile we walk its road we find people, we connect with them but sometimes our paths are different or we just pick another direction… Yes, we do sometimes lose friends and beloved ones, but then other new people come into our lives .

    Life could be a risky trip and yet the road is usually joyful …

    Thanks for sharing and nice to meet you, Shawn;

    Aquileana 🙂

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