New Challenge....The Walk

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New Challenge....The Walk

Post by Antcliff » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:58 pm

Okay, I know you have all been on the beach, licking your ice creams, hankies tied over your bald heads, enjoying the summer. But that is over. Time to get up from your deck chairs.

The challenge is simple.

A poem about
1. A walk, in which
2. there is also some associated journey of understanding.

So, a walk to the pub and along the way you realise that......

Ideally the real walk and the metaphorical journey should be tied together in some interesting way.

It does not have to be a country walk. Urban is fine. A walk on the roof is fine.
It does not have to be a journey that reveals the meaning of it all. The realisation can be quite modest.

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Re: New Challenge....The Walk

Post by bodkin » Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:07 pm

Interesting... been on a lot of walks lately. Moments of truth may have been less common.

Will see what I can come up with...
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Re: New Challenge....The Walk

Post by David » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:01 pm

I really ought to have a go at this. I like walking.

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Re: New Challenge....The Walk

Post by KevJ » Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:51 pm

Have been trying to come up with something for this. But failed dismally so far.
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Re: New Challenge....The Walk

Post by Antcliff » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:10 pm

Me too, Kev....me too.
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Re: New Challenge....The Walk

Post by Wazza » Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:41 am

Is This challenge still open?
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Re: New Challenge....The Walk

Post by Antcliff » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:44 am

Wazza wrote:Is This challenge still open?
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It is, Wazza, Yes. Greetings.
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Re: New Challenge....The Walk

Post by Wazza » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:18 am

This is actually a lyric Seth,so I hope it fits the challenge.

A Long Long Road (blues lyric)

I've been walking ...
my whole life through.
Trying to do what a man's got to do.
Yes I’m walking,
but it's a long long road.

I've been walking …
just to make it on time.
To get there early – to get what's mine.
Well I’m walking
but it's a long long road

My mumma told me stand up tall.
Pick yourself up every time you fall.
Keep both eyes on your journey’s quest.
It's a winner's world –
Ain’t no second best

So I'm walking, fast as I can.
Can't slow down got to be the man.
Times I bend underneath the load
got to get myself up
'cause it's a long long road

I had me a job always bent my back
but my woman wanted more
(and ain't that a fact)
working day and night to keep on top
'Cause it's a long long road can't afford to stop

So I'm walking
even though I'm beat
I’m working my way up to easy street.
The good Lord knows it's a heavy load
But there ain't no rest
'cause it's a long long road

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Re: New Challenge....The Walk

Post by David » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:52 pm

I quite like that, Wazza. Are there chords?

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Re: New Challenge....The Walk

Post by Wazza » Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:21 am

Yes David, very basic, mostly minor chords.
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Re: New Challenge....The Walk

Post by Wazza » Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:22 am

Yes David, very basic, mostly minor chords. Again :D
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