Ravinder Kumar Soni
The Lonely Walk - Poem by Ravinder Kumar Soni
I prefer to walk alone and pace my walk.
This I have done ever since I took my first step before I learnt to walk
And began to rate my strides.
I do not chide myself or find fault with those who made me learn to walk.
I had to learn to walk because I could not have remained rooted like the plants and the trees,
Or crawled like an insect or a reptile,
Or flown like a bird though I had no wings.
I did not learn to run;
I did not want to run away from my precious world and responsibilities.
My running could have made me chased up to the very edge of my non-doings.
As is my wont
I still prefer to walk alone
I still prefer to recount the events of my recent past
Lest my remote past recalled
Taking me unaware
Suddenly checks or staggers my measured strides.
I am careful when I take any step forwards.
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