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I Walked

Updated on October 27, 2012

I walked by a church
And saw my sin
I walked by a hospital
And almost checked myself in
I walked by a cemetery
And saw a ghost
I walked by a bar
And made a toast
I walked by a beggar
And saw an empty mouth
I walked by a winter storm
And decided to head south
I walked by a singer
And heard the truth
I walked by a picture
And saw my youth
I walked by a calendar
And saw my age
I walked by a book
And turned a page
I walked by wisdom
And felt enlightened
I walked by ignorance
And was disheartened
I walked by a beauty
And smelled her fragrance
I walked by commitment
And chose not to dance
I walked by death
And ignored it
I walked by life
And decided to live it

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      The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you Kate for reading and commenting. You are very kind.

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      Kate McBride 5 years ago from Donegal Ireland

      There is good wisdom in this poem especially the last bit about deciding to live life. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and interesting.