The Walk #WednesdayVerses

Image by: Reema D’souza

I often take a step forward,

And then two back.

This isn’t because I’m a coward,

Often, that thing called luck, I lack.

Not knowing where life is heading,

I decide for once where I want to go.

Through nature, I go walking,

For there are answers I need to know.

As into nature’s arms, I walk,

I feel I belong here, in nature’s embrace.

I give myself a pep talk,

And decide to walk at my own pace.

As the gentle breeze blows,

I feel my troubled mind being at ease.

I feel each worry as it goes,

My fears now begin to cease.

I let go of things that bother me,

As I watch the leaves fall.

For sometimes it is okay to let things be,

To let go or to stand tall.

I could wallow in self-pity,

And cry about things not being right.

But then I could also be gritty,

And give my troubles a fight.

As I walk now, taking a step forward,

I look back and realize how far I’ve come.

I know that I haven’t been a coward,

Only a better person, I’ve become. 

A little bit about the picture : This picture was taken on a random walk through the English Garden in Munich. I had no destination in mind and I just kept walking through this beautiful place in all its autumn glory.


Welcome back to #WednesdayVerses . Vinay and I are back offering you a prompt each Wednesday to inspire in you a poem. If it does, do write it as a post on your blog and come link up with us. The linky is open from now till next Tuesday night! Please add your post to the link only if it is a poem written for #WednesdayVerses. Please do participate.

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You can read all the poems that I’ve written for Wednesday Verses here .

Also linking up for Wordless Wednesday with Esha and Natasha.

12 responses to “The Walk #WednesdayVerses”

  1. Damyanti says:

    Loved reading the verse, especially that perfect ending.

  2. Modern Gypsy says:

    That’s a beautiful photograph and a lovely poem. Nature truly is one of the best healers.

  3. That photograph of the walking path in the autumn hues is beautiful. The poem has wise words. No matter how much the burden on the mind is, a walk in the greens (and orange in this case) sorts the mind out.

  4. Alpana says:

    Mother Nature has so much to give and do not expect anything return. It is the best healer and a silent listener.

  5. Jyothi Nair says:

    I simply loved that photograph and it triggered a line of thought, So I had to write and post. Lovely words to go with the photo too.

  6. The verse and the picture, perfect together!

  7. Such a beautiful picture, Reema. My morning walks are like this – I look out for greenery and allow the walk to clear my head!

  8. Esha M Dutta says:

    Nothing like a walk in the Nature to make us feel better on the inside, right? Such a beautiful blend of image and form, Reema! Loved your poem!! So happy to see you join us this week! Look forward to seeing you at #WW again.

    P.S. I’ll be back at #wv soon. Been sick all of last week, so taking it easy for now.

  9. Shilpa Garg says:

    Lovely!! Well said, a walk in the nature not only clears the head and gives a fresh perspective but also relaxes and soothes!

  10. Suha Vijay says:

    I am not able to decide as to whether your poem is more beautiful or the photograph. Lovely words with such a in-depth meaning.

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