I Walked A Mile

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I really like this simple but powerfully stated poem by Robert Browning Hamilton called “I Walked A Mile.”  It is only two stanzas but has a lot to say: 

“I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow;
And ne’er a word said she
But, oh! The things I learned from her,
When Sorrow walked with me.”

I completely agree with what he said in this poem for I have received many more blessings from Sorrow than ever I did from Pleasure!  Please share your thoughts with me on this poem!

In Common

In Response To:

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge #116 (12/7/19): Cold Moon – This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to this month’s full moon, the Cold Moon.

whether cold or blue

all moons have one thing alike

to shine their beauty

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Photo Credit:  Pinterest

A Dead Place

In Response To:

BrewNSpew Cafe Weekly Prompt #3 – Partake

FOWC With Fandango – Live

RDP Tuesday – Vacant

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #76 – Music

Word Of The Day Challenge – Ocean

Your Daily Word Prompt – Purpose – December 10, 2019

Sadje’s What Do You See #7 – Does this picture inspire you to write something?

As they journeyed through the vault

in search of a priceless treasure

they found it to be vacant and silent

of the lyrics and rhythm that gives one purpose

to live and partake in the abundance of life…

 

They chose not to dive deep into the ocean of grace

to capture the music that would carry them through

the waves of sorrows, pains, unbearable grief into

healing calm waters of Love’s strength, joys and 

incomparable heights beyond human realms…

 

But alas, they let fear imprison them into quietus

for a soul without music is a dead place.

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