I Walked A Mile

Autumn Wallpaper

I really like this simple but powerfully stated poem by Robert Growing 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!


Incorruptible Beauty

MLMM Tale Weaver #154 – Beauty

Incorruptible Beauty

The beauty of this house
speaks a thousand words
the vulnerability of its brokenness
its heart exposed for all to see
the truth that all is not perfect
instead, ever so beautifully flawed

Before its shattered disarray
one can see the life that once lived
for a remnant of it still stands
waiting to be made whole once more

Though each piece holds devastated sorrow
one by one can be healed in each new morrow
and shall stand complete better than before
to hold within it Love’s amend
an incorruptible beauty that none can contend

Photo Credit:  InstaViewpoint

The Shadow Of A Soul’s Hand

Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt #37 – Misgivings

Poetry Challenge: Taking your inspiration from both the photo prompt and the word prompt, write a 6 line poem where each line is no more than 6 words long.

Word Prompt: Misgivings

Photo Prompt:

the shadow of a soul’s hand
can be deceptive to the eye
for the shade can cause misgivings
hiding who its master really is
leaving one to decipher its truth
to discern the heart of man

Carve Me A New Heart

The Daily Post – Carve

Carve Me A New Heart

Carve me a new heart
one whose scarlet flow:
will embrace another’s pain
will hold loneliness in its arms
will not fear anger but subdue it
will lift despair from its ashes
will love the leprous soul

Carve me a new heart
whose crimson tides
will carry away the stones:
of assumptions
of judgements
of conditions to love
of persecutions
of condemnations

Carve me a new heart
whose vermilion beat:
will beat for the broken
will lead another to dance
will awaken a heart to sing

Carve me a new heart
whose ruby wine:
will calm the anxious mind
will fill the emptiness inside
will intoxicate the soul with divine

Yes! Carve me this new heart
and my cerise foot steps:
will create a path to follow
unto the way of life everlasting
where fear is abolished
where rejection and abuse
are abandoned and
acceptance is embraced
where truth is freedom
and love is our kingdom!

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