I took a walk today...
not literally, but I took a stroll through my mind.
I needed to figure out some things,
and I was afraid of what I might find.
Most of my thoughts were just nonsense,
which most of the time makes the best sense.
Now was time for me to stop and think what's really important to me.
Numerous thoughts gathered... most intense.
I wish I could sort things out when handed to me,
but that's never the case.
I put the things that hurt out,
when really what I have to do is look them in the face.
I keep my true feelings inside
to be sure not to hurt someone.
When really what I should do is tell it like it is.
Distressed that I might say something that can't be undone
is my reason to keep quiet.
Now I understand that is not the solution.
It only holds me back,
and adds to the confusion.
I suggest you take a walk today,
just to clear your mind.
It can't hurt,
and you'll be surprised at what you will find.
--- Copyright © 2003 Paige Leanna Wierikko
--- Submitted by Carol Ottlinger