To Walk in the Shoes of AnotherA Poem by Ralphy
Sometimes you must ask a question and with that comes my response...
To Walk in the Shoes of Another’s life
To walk in the shoes of another’s life
Is by far a difficult task to do.
Each step slides through a maze
filled with years of adventures and lessons
this correlates from a lifetime of events
unbeknownst to us.
As we approach each person,
his or her life looks stable,
but that is always an illusion.
The one frailty of life is to disguise your weakness;
it’s the in thing to do so no one knows but you.
You know deep in your heart life is a gift.
A gift to share, touch and embrace,
for if you don’t do this
what would be the purpose of having such a gift.
The blockade before each person
seems to instill a deception
that chisels away at one’s own self-control,
which destroys the true essences of life.
Governing bodies sometimes infringes on one’s life
and drives the essence of life to the pits below,
but they are only us in role,
life is the gift but we are in control.
I walk each day as if it’s my last
and wonder if there is anything I can do better.
For as I step, I
inhale and notice,
each time there is less air to fill.
I value life, and think about each day.
I think about what people feel, and why.
Why they are unhappy,
why things happen in a particular fashion
to rain on their parade,
but I can only answer with these words of wisdom…
In the travels of these shoes,
one might argue
that the glass of life is half full,
while another might challenge by saying
it’s half empty
but for me,
I embrace the essence of life and say…
I’m invigorated that the glass of life is not empty…
© 2010 Ralphy
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