Don’t Go For A Walk, Go For A Wonder Wander


Don’t Go For A Walk –
head down,
arms pumping,
heart racing,
pedometer counting,
lungs stretching,
mind worrying
about yesterday,
tomorrow,
somewhere else.

Stop.
Start again.
Take your camera.

Go For A Wonder Wander –
head up,
look at the amazing colour
of the sky,
cloud formations;
eyes searching,
seeing,
lichen by the side
of the path,
tiny flowers still blooming
in the cold,
beautiful moss lining the ditch,
water cress and miners lettuce,
food you can nibble;
arms swinging, relaxed,
fingers pointing,
at that squirrel
with a whole walnut
in its mouth;
lungs pulling in crisp, clean air,
exhaling tension, impatience;
heart at rest,
full of gratitude
for these beautiful woods;
mind full of wonder
at the sound
of tiny birds
in the trees above you,
cheeping excitedly;
worry dissipating into a sense
of wonder
at all you’ve
missed
on all those walks.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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7 Responses to Don’t Go For A Walk, Go For A Wonder Wander

  1. jazzalea says:

    I am going to print it and hang it up too!

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  2. hernibs says:

    Thank you. 😉 Someone suggested I print it up and hang it by the door. I might do that in the guest cabin.

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  3. jazzalea says:

    This is beautiful Sharron! It’s a keeper! I love it!🌳

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  4. hernibs says:

    Good idea. I’ll print it up for the beside the cabin door.

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  5. Heather says:

    Yes! A wonder wander. Fully present to life in the moment! What a gift! Great poem to have at the front door!

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  6. hernibs says:

    Well, no wonder! 😉 Get wondering, girl. 😉

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  7. lovealways7 says:

    No wonder…walks weren’t working for me, new beginning 🤗🤗🤗

    Liked by 1 person

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