Where it came from
One day many years ago when I was in high school, my best friend and I were joking around, and I ended up telling him that I could do anything I wanted to.
His response was to write the words "Walk" and "Alone" on a piece of paper and demand I prove my statement to him by writing a poem containing those words. The below is the poem that came from that challenge.
I Walk Alone
The sun sets, glowing pink in the clouds.
The sea shimmers with life.
Wind blows through my hair, making me feel at one with the world.
The sand swirls around like the thoughts in my head.
They grow, disappear, and reappear.
They circle in my mind.
I forget the thoughts that cause my mind to struggle.
I hide them away, just for a while.
I succumb to the beauty of the world.
I sense everything around me.
I always feel at peace.
When I walk alone.