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,
somewhere else.

Start again.
Take your camera.

Go For A Wonder Wander –
head up,
look at the amazing colour
of the sky,
cloud formations;
eyes searching,
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
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!

    Liked by 1 person

  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.


  3. jazzalea says:

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


  4. hernibs says:

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


  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!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. hernibs says:

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


  7. lovealways7 says:

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

    Liked by 1 person


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