a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Walk

A WALK
Are you sure you want to follow?
The water's cold and the rocks are hard
Are you sure you want to follow?
We will be leaving the safety of the yard

Are you sure you want to follow?
Lil's eyes said to me
Are you sure you want to follow?
Who knows what waits beneath the trees

I was sure to follow
Over ever hill and rock
I was sure to follow
Even through the gates that lock

I was sure to follow
Down the deep creek bed
I was sure to follow
Trusting I felt no dread.
We saw birds and cattle
We saw deer in a row
We saw our breath in the air
We decided it was time to go.


26 comments:

Willow said...

Ha Great one.
She does say a lot with her eyes doesn't she !

Brian Miller said...

ha. too col here for a walk...you skin might fly off in the wind...or body parts freeze off....

i'd still be intrigued to follow...i am good for an adventure...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You have your new horse boots - of course you will follow!

Grace said...

Sure, why not ~ Just make sure its not bone chilling cold, smiles ~

Mary said...

I enjoyed this walk immensely. Smiles.

Lynne said...

The eyes have it . . . good thing you listened.

LindaG said...

Great post, Gail! :-)

Susan Kane said...

Exquisite journey.

bwfiction said...

I Liked this... and it's playful spirit of adventure.

Bodhirose said...

Love those eyes...of course you had to follow. Nothing like having a pal to take a scenic walk with.

Had to come visit another Gail...don't think we have met. I'm Gayle...

Sandy said...

No words needed, they eye's tell everything.

grapeling said...

cool and such expressive eyes ~

S.E.Ingraham said...

How gorgeous a beast is this, and the poem's not too shabby either... I have a wolf very much like the one pictured here (a brother from another mother?)...

My poem this week is up here:

http://aleapingelephant.blogspot.ca/2014/01/off-ledge.html

alan1704 said...

Breath in the air - the essence of life and the hope of expectation. This is really expressive

Saucy Kodz said...

Lil let you tag along on her walk and I'll bet you had those new boots on too eh :) Nice poem Gail and I love the look in Lil's eyes.eyes. Hugz to all.

Country Gal said...

Perfect . I am yet to get photos of deer here they seem to hide pretty good in the forest here ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

Linda Wildenstein said...

Great expression in Lil's eyes. Good walk, thanks for taking us along in word. Oma Linda

Sandra said...

if it were summer i would say i wish i was there to follow... but... i am freezing and it is 48 here. sooooo no follow today.

DesertHen said...

I enjoyed that walk! Beautiful deer!

Björn said...

Following a four-legged friend might be a blessing.

mywordwall said...

This has the feel and rhythm of a Mother Goose poem. It is charming and childlike. :-)

Terri Buster said...

Of course we will follow- I'm always up for an adventure!

Henny Penny said...

Love the poem. I just read "The truth about me" and knew I had to follow your blog. I agree with every word you wrote. Wish I could have written that! Thank you!

Sue said...

This was delightful. Made me want to talk a walk with that little dog myself!

=)

Dreaming said...

Thanks. I enjoyed your poem and going for a walk with you. I liked the repetition and similarity in your phrasing.

Dreaming said...

Thanks. I enjoyed your poem and going for a walk with you. I liked the repetition and similarity in your phrasing.

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