There is something behind me
That is driving me on
But every time I turn to look
It seems that it is gone

I never noticed the wind
Pushing me along
I didn’t stop to see
Until I felt it gone

Like a sailor in the doldrums
I struggled on alone
I never felt what pushed me on
Until I had to do it on my own

I’ve seen it chase the leaves in fall
Turn angry stinging us with hail
Bending trees strong and tall
And billowing the traveler’s sail

Now I walk with the wind behind me
With nowhere left to go
The thing I now really see
Is how little that I know

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The Wind
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11 thoughts on “The Wind

  • March 25, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Thanks everybody
    Since I found some folks who could hold their noses and read my writing at the
    same time. I’m attempting to except friendship request form everybody I can’t
    get my computer to cooperate Feral and I fought with It for about 45 min. last
    night. It had Feral pinned down and I snuck off. I can’t handle bloodshed,

  • March 16, 2020 at 1:42 am

    The trade winds blew me here to say ‘excellent!’ W/M–sorry abut the lameness of this review, it’s the best I can do today, ‘lameness,’ I guess!

  • March 14, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Yep. There is no wind in the doldrums. Your out of luck if you’re in a sailboat.

    I think a zephyr is a gentle breeze and it is much easier to walk with the wind to your back.

    Poem flows like the wind.

    Good job!

  • February 6, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    Hello Ward and Mary

    The wind is another very good poem from you. We don’t notice what makes us go on and I think we should stop and notice for our own sake.

    Where you say you seen it chase the leaves in fall that’s a very nice picture in my head. We don’t have fall here in the Philippines just wet season and dry season but when we have a typhoon those leaves get blown around for sure LOL.

    Very nice


  • January 20, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    Hi, Ward and Mary

    You are so adept at these imagery pieces that tell a tale in rhyme and I enjoy them as I did this one. The rhyming is very neat and the story is true and real. Very nice work.


  • January 20, 2020 at 9:34 am

    Hi again, Ward and Mary

    Another great piece here. Lovely rhyming and a good story. Yes, we need to stop and smell the roses, so to speak. Like I tell my kids… one day they’ll have to do it on their own and it’s never too late to begin practising.


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