The Poetry of Daily Walks

Daily Walks
The Poetry of Daily Walks

The Poetry of Daily Walks

I

I needed to balance my life again

it seems to want to lean on imbalance

my strong emotions take the weaker stance

sometimes I feel I revel in my sin.

A common thread through all my waking years

my desire to see the world on foot

to collect sights and gather up input

understand life before caught unawares.

So many of my poems are of walks

these two interests that keep me well grounded

small feet on earth my loosened cap in clouds.

My duality has a chance to talk

my thoughts will be properly expounded

before I become lost within the crowds.

II

When young my family traveled quite a bit

instead of staying in bland hotel room

where threat of cockroaches in walls did loom

I would take walks around the block for fit.

Some cities full of character open

early for those who wish to drink coffee,

expresso shot my barista agree,

hold fresh baked bread from next door with amen.

I’ve found some cities lack character

with franchised drug stores of no interest

around the litter homeless make their bed.

Just grey where one feels like a prisoner

no community parks where we feel blessed

these differences in lifestyle go unsaid.

III

The poetry of my daily walking

lies down in sole of foot that walks long miles

a constant source of peace through all my trials

this simple act to fill what seems lacking.

I started walking when I was alone

as infant I could not stand to be still

each moment without movement fight of will

my mother worried when from coop I’d flown.

The many secrets in our world hidden

on country roads when slowly walking upon

a brilliant flower on the side of the road.

On covered path I find a rabbits glen

the cicada sing while mother tends her faun

I stop to ponder dragonflies and toad.

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Jamie Lee Hamann

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished seven collections of poetry and plans for more. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website simplepoetics.weebly.com. The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

3 thoughts on “The Poetry of Daily Walks

  • August 9, 2020 at 10:59 PM
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    I love this enjoyable read, Jamie. I like to be out walking – it really helps to pull all my thoughts in and contemplate on them. Well done with phrasing and style.

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  • August 24, 2020 at 6:10 PM
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    I love my time in the mountains, most times I go alone to Rocky Mountain National Park. It revives me and helps with my creative spark. Loved this piece Jamie.

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