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!

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Remembering

Written In Response To:

Your Daily Word Prompt – Matinal – September 14, 2019

Ragtag Daily Prompt – Simplicity

Maria Antonia Weekly 2019 Photo Challenge – Come join me, each Saturday, in posting a photo. There is a list of the prompts to help inspire us. The order of the photos won’t matter.  MY CHOICE PROMPT – A Long Time Ago

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #104 – PROMPT – Long And Short Of It.  Posted is a rather long paragraph by Jiddu Krishnamurthy.  You need not get lost in the length. Just choose any three words and create your piece with the three chosen words as a base.  My Three Words:  Feeling Of Sacredness.

Sue Vincent Thursday Photo Prompt: Reaching #writephoto – Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose.

I remember the days of 

a long time ago before

the world became so busy

living in the chaos of noise

back when people were content

reaching for the simplicity of

the matinal Light filling

their souls with a feeling of sacredness

and a desire to bring that sacredness

to others that they may know

an awakening of abundant 

beauty of stillness in tranquility

generosity of heart towards 

others who ached in brokenness…

Yes, I miss those days and 

I pray that those of us whose

souls are filled in spiritual sacredness

will keep reaching to fill the 

lost and empty souls wrenching

in desperation to be love and accepted

not by the world, but in the Beloved.

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#writephoto