I Walk Alone

Photo by Kurt James of Midnight Wind Photography

I Walk Alone
Once we are born the only other inevitability is that sometime, somewhere we will slide into death. As a man who was present at the doorway of his own demise many years ago, I can assure you the only thing that matters is what we do in that short span we call our “lives” – and that is live them to the fullest. Climb that mountain, write that book or poetry, sing or paint and fill your heart with all that is good. Always remember to believe in yourself. Tell that special one that you have never told that you love them. Take that extra time even though you are busy to visit your kids, grandkids, parents, and grandparents. Say “yes” when you want and in turn say “no” even if it hurts a feeling or two. Enjoy your family and friends in this life, this moment in time – in the now. As we grow older we learn how fragile life truly is and how precious it can be. Death I tell you awaits us all, but so does living a full life. In the beginning of death we walk alone into the darkness and the unknown. I for one do not think that there truly are atheists, because in the end we all want to believe there is something else beyond this life – beyond death. This is what I believe.

“I Walk Alone”
My footprints leave no mark, I walk alone,
Down this dusty boardwalk into the unknown
Wind blows, the air is chilled, and I feel not the cold
As my journey into darkness begins to unfold
Please forgive my many past sins, what I have done
Can’t change those now, footsteps forward one by one
My life was too short, how I wished for more
As the Specter of Death, quietly opens his door
By Kurt James

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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.
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Kurt James

Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.

14 thoughts on “I Walk Alone

  • July 14, 2017 at 9:55 PM
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    Hauntingly lovely. Most inspirational. I too believe there is so much more than just this life.

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    • July 15, 2017 at 9:12 AM
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      Thanks for stopping by Rasma – I am glad you also believe

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  • July 14, 2017 at 11:21 PM
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    Wow – talk about your “dead man walking” analogies – this was too cool

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    • July 15, 2017 at 9:14 AM
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      RJ… a “wow” from someone as talented as yourself makes my day.

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    • July 15, 2017 at 9:14 AM
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      Thanks for stopping by Tony

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  • July 15, 2017 at 6:08 AM
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    I agree to live a fully life, for one never knows when our Grim Reeper will appear. Life is short, we have to pack a whole lot of living into it the best ways we can. Your not alone walking it alone, many of us are in the same boat. Filling each day with adventures, giving a helping hand where needed, forgiving, loving and praying all packed into living. We all have sins of our past, but we can’t dwell on them, hope for forgiveness along the way so that when walking our last steps, we may find that acceptance that everyone hopes for. I hope on my dying breath that I can utter, wow, wow, wow, as did Steve Jobs. Great message here Kurt, continue your walk and I trust you will find peace.

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    • July 15, 2017 at 9:16 AM
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      Thanks Vincent for your insight and comment…

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  • July 15, 2017 at 4:48 PM
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    I agree with every word, Kurt. We need to live our life to the fullest, and then still hope there is something even better waiting on the other side. Great job.

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    • July 15, 2017 at 4:52 PM
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      Thanks John for stopping by, and if I didn’t believe in something beyond this life then sometimes it might seem worth living…

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    • July 16, 2017 at 5:37 PM
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      Glad you enjoyed this piece Phyllis… thanks for stopping by

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  • July 17, 2017 at 8:39 AM
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    I love this Kurt. Cant change the past may as well live forward and to the fullest. Nice work.

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    • July 17, 2017 at 5:39 PM
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      Thanks a bunch Paul. glad you enjoyed it..

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