Monday, January 26, 2015

Walking Memory Sands

"A Man Walking The Desert" as seen at HD Nice Wallpapers
Walking this lonely road with you
I stop to pick up a pebble, toss it
Guess how many skips it makes
The ripples through the sand
Measuring the sound waves of you.

On the first skip we met first glance
On the second skip we talked
On the third skip we had coffee
On the fourth skip we embraced
On the fifth skip, our first kiss.

Walking this lonely road with you
Reminds me of your spiritual light
That smile full of beautiful delight
It made me laugh every single time
Even now as I stare into this empty desert.


  1. Zen like. The skipping pebble a powerful touchstone - exquisite in its simplicity.

    1. There is a lot of cause and effect symbolized in this poem. May appear simple, but there is some complexity to it.

  2. It certainly brought back memories. Courtship in a very measured and objective sequence makes it better for success! Great lines Kenn!


    1. I kind of question whether some people realize what true love is really about sometimes. A lot of people where I come from date for material gain and that is it. It is sad to think about, but is true. Thank you for the thoughtful thinking Hank. It is nice to know someone realizes what a happy love is about.

  3. Complex. I like the stone metaphor

    Thanks for stopping by. You are right, my pieces did not go together but the word count fit.
    Have a great day.

    1. Compassion and love are like stepping stones, and sometimes you can't just skip them.

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    1. Yep, each ripple is like a thud of the heart.

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    1. Just the way the cookie crumbles. Sometimes it is best to forgive and forget, and move along with one's life. Can't make love out of something that wasn't really there in the first place. As the saying goes, "love can make a person blind."


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