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Friday, June 3, 2011

"Walking" a poem by Jennifer Vess

An automatic activity that is taken for granted until it requires specific effort.

A well-orchestrated symphony of muscles, nerves, tendons, bones, and thought

Blended together to create a beautiful result.

Choose each step carefully, think before each movement.

Know your destination, and select the best route before beginning the journey.

Decide how far to go before tiring out; limit distractions; unload burdens.

Understand the process before engaging in the effort.

The pace must be steady, the exertion consistent.

The reward is in taking the next step.

2011 All Rights Reserved. This poem appears in the June/July issue of Conversations Magazine.

Jennifer Vess can be reached at and found on Facebook at

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