An Alphabet Poem for a Solitary Walk, #SOL20: Day 21 / Year 3

This poem was inspired by a solitary walk I took this afternoon in my neighborhood. If you are feeling blah from being confined, get out for a walk – it will ease your mind!

A

is for a bright sunny day.

B

is for the berries, buds, & birds I notice along the way.

C

is for Corona Virus, the reason we walk alone.

D

stands for the dogs that I notice are few.

E

is Everyone, where are you now?

F

is for the fungus that springs up before the rest.

G

is the grass that is starting to green up.

H

stands for the houses,

shut up so tight with no humans in sight.

I

is for me, as I ramble along. Ice & snow are barely gone.

J

is the jungle gym I see at the park.

Empty it stands, except for a lark.

K

are the kids; the only two I see.

Wee little three-year-olds, playing and worry-free.

L

is a lemon that I wish to buy.

Bright and sour, it will make my taste buds fly.

M

stands for the milk that has disappeared

from some store shelves.

N

is the nap that now more can indulge.

O

are the opinions of too many souls.

Lying or guiding, it all takes a toll.

P

are the pines I see across the street.

Still like sentries in the schoolyard, tall and straight.

Q

is the quiet that fills the streets.

R

is the road that we often travel down,

filled with the quiet from above and around.

S

is the sleepiness I shook off to walk.

T

is the travel time taken to make a loop.

U

is the umbrella left on someone’s stoop.

V

is the valley behind my house.

W

is still the wonder in most everything I see.

X

is just a symbol of the canceled events we all have.

Y

is what we ask when we don’t really know.

Z

is the zipping of my jacket before I head home.

 

Photo Winner from The Apples in My Orchard 1,000th blog post celebration is J.S. who entered her comment on my Facebook page.  Congratulations, J.S.. I will be in touch! Thanks to all who participated!

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