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The Joy Chronicles--# 5--Count It Joy When You Can Walk

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I count it joy every day I rise up and walk--
not everybody can do that
and someday I won't be able to anymore--
so rise up and walk, my friend, and count it joy.
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Today I walked to the mailbox down by the road
and I felt the rich earth under my feet
and felt the pure blue sky over my head
so rise up and walk, my friend.
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And on the way to the mailbox
I stopped and talked to the horses grazing in the pasture
and they sauntered over to the fence and talked to me
so rise up and walk, my friend.
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And on the way to the mailbox
a squirrel dashed across the dirt road
and stopped and chittered at me for disturbing his pursuit of nuts
so rise up and walk, my friend.
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And on the way to the mailbox
my sparrows flew overhead
dipping and swooping and stitching up the clouds
so rise up and walk, my friend.
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And on the way to the mailbox
I breathed in all that fresh air
with its scent of flowers and crisp scent of pine
so rise up and walk, my friend.
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And on the way to the mailbox today
I walked and talked with God today
and I thanked Him for my legs today
so rise up and walk, my friend, while you may.
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~~~~~~~~~~~~©March 2021, Susan Williams.
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COMMENTS
Cowboy Ron Williams 11 April 2021
I love this. Five stars! I talk to my horses all the time, too. To my favorites list!
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Kevin Patrick 10 April 2021
Everyday that we have on this earth is a blessing, even walking to a mailbox and and enjoying the scenery it is all part of the magic of living. It has been way to long since I read one of your magical poems Susan
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Brian Mayo 30 March 2021
It funny how little animals that visit our yards can affect us. Especially when we are coming to grips with our own mortality. Your poem impacted me greatly.
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Savita Tyagi 22 March 2021
Such an inspiring poem. Joy and pleasures of everyday life beaming through with such beauty and vigor! Thank you Susan!
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Richard Wlodarski 20 March 2021
I had bought the peanuts for the squirrels to motivate me to walk. Your poem is a far greater motivator!
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Dr Dillip K Swain 15 March 2021
to interpret..A beautiful poem!
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Dr Dillip K Swain 15 March 2021
I'm sorry I couldn't complete what I intended
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Dr Dillip K Swain 15 March 2021
Ups and downs are the parts and parcels of life..
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Bill Cantrell 15 March 2021
I love your facets of joy that you are putting in chronicles, a good way to count blessings amid the pandemic
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Wonderfully crafted woven by a heart full of gratefulness. I concur with the great comments of Father Kostas. To my Poem List.
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