No turning back


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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.

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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…

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About thelostkerryman

Thelostkerryman is an author, and entrepreneur- this side of Tir Na N'Og- 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 resembles an inedible Irish megalith, and Kerrygold is only found hidden like a luck penny in the belly of Kroger. 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 thelostkerryman.wordpress.com, talesinastrangerstrangerland@wordpress.com, everydayasadisciple@wordpress.com, and mrandmrsboring.wordpress.com 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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