Ravinder Kumar Soni

Gold Star - 16,535 Points (05/04/1944 / Delhi)

The Lonely Walk - Poem by Ravinder Kumar Soni

I prefer to walk alone and pace my walk.
I have done this ever since I took my first step
Before I learnt to walk
And begun to measure 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
Right 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 on the path of life.

Topic(s) of this poem: philosophy

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 30, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, July 6, 2018

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