No turning back


where coal trucks once rumbled, the land resembles more jungle than park…and the trail underfoot dusty- the gravel gone and only stripped, bare earth remaining beneath your feet. but it is not a lone trail…birds hiding in the bush sing to you. and as you walk, a distinct croaking sound…off at an angle…reveals a hidden pond or wetland, behind a wall of dark-faded green. this trail is like a run-on sentence; the end-sight from here will become just another tail added to another tail…yet more of the same.

it is not a trail for the weak willed. it is like a life commitment, a covenant made; for once you have traveled far enough in, there is no turning back. no turning back of any kind.


but…you will reach a destination, something worth walking for. and that will make all the difference…just as it does in the walk of life…



About thelostkerryman

Thelostkerryman is an author, and entrepreneur, living in the forests of a consistently confused country. Here in this hill country, hurling doesn't usually involve a hurley; store-made soda bread has the consistency of a sea sponge; and Kerrygold butter has finally found a permanent place on the grocery shelves everywhere. His blogs are an account of his adventures, thoughts, eclectic -and eccentric- ramblings, random or insightful poetry, humor and non-humor, pictures (photos), video, essays, fiction, poetic fiction, nonfiction, drama, and writing he has not classified in the description above. All of his posts from,,, and are copywrited according to international copywrite law.
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4 Responses to No turning back

  1. Shalster says:

    “Something worth walking for” – love the optimism.

  2. reocochran says:

    You will reach a destination… I am a little sad today and could use a walk ‘to lose myself in nature!’ Take care!

  3. reocochran says:

    Thanks for your wishes of a better day, my friend. I apologize for being slow on getting back to this kind comment! Robin

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