Walk together

Walk together if you want to travel far

How far is far we never know 

But let some one always walk beside you.

Walk together if you don’t want to see your own shadow,

Shadows may not be scary-But they cannot be inspiring either

So walk together.

Walks can be long and tedious,

Your pace cannot always match

You are a little too fast or a bit too slow ,

But a co-walker is always a blessing .

Walking tall we sometimes forget the world around,.

You are neither indispensable nor immortal,

your fellow walker can always put you in place

So walk together -for your feet to be strongly on ground.

Walking on unknown sands can always be tricky,

Hold on to your fellow traveller’s hand

Warmth of that hand can make you walk safe.

Walking with a lurch to the end of the tunnel ,

Leaves you gasping and panting

But the traveller beside you with shaky steps ,

Can hold your hand and save you from a fall -So walk together.

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I am a freelance writer based at Coimbatore in India.An avid reader and an occasional blogger, I write for popular newspapers in India and for many online Platforms. A cancer survivor trying to live every single day of my life meaningfully.

8 thoughts on “Walk together

  1. amitapaul

    This poem is strongly reminiscent of an old RigVedic Mantra :
    (Isha Basya)
    from the Rig Veda. X. 191.

    san gacchadhvam sam vadadhvam sam vo manamsi janatam/
    deva bhagam yatha purve sanjanana upasate//

    Come together! Speak together! Let our minds be all of one accord
    as the gods of old sat together in harmony to worship.

    (Adapted from translation of the Convent Vedanta Society of Northern California and from Nehal Raval’s Aradhana)

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