Walk Don't Run. Poem by Michael Walker

Walk Don't Run.

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Quite some time ago I gave up jogging
and chose the next best thing, walking,
which of course slowed the tempo
and there was more to notice too.

Oneafternoon others were out strolling,
not in any great hurry, and some used crutches,
while others had walking sticks. They never gave up.
Feeling tired, I looked for a bench, but no luck.

I was thinking ofLangston Hughes' poem
and it was his soaring thoughts which kept me limping
until a nurse stopped her car and gave me a lift
all the way home.

-22 October 2020.

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: life
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
This is based on personal experience of just a few days ago.I refer to the poem 'Park Bench', by Langston Hughes.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Deluke Muwanigwa 22 October 2020

Nurses are such nice and thoughtful people.

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Rajnish Manga 26 October 2020

With growing age, we have to bring about change in our life style and routine to match our body's endurance level and reflexes. The narrative is true to life and also shows the scope of compassion and humane feelings still finding its place in our blood.

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Bri Edwards 31 July 2021

I plan to use this poem in my first August 2021 showcase on PH. thanks : ) bri

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Bri Edwards 27 July 2021

oops. I meant in an early August showcase. ;)

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Bri Edwards 27 July 2021

Perhaps I'll give this poem 'a ride' in my next showcase for early June? bri ;)

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Bri Edwards 27 July 2021

Still walking? ? I can think of a few nurses I've known with whom I'd be glad to ride. bri ;)

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Bri Edwards 08 November 2020

I like your poem. i think i tracked down your reference to a poem or book by L. Hughes titled either Don't You Turn Back..or Don't Turn Back....about 'not giving up' i guess. bri :) p.s. Be careful when being picked up by strangers! ! Or did you know 'her'?

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