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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

For Aunt Sandy and Too Many of My Friends

We Walk with Hope     by Pat Martin

In early morning we gather.
We smile.
We stretch.
We pray.
We walk.

A thousand hearts pounding in our chests.
A thousand bodies sweating in the sunshine.
Two thousand feet kicking up dust and gravel.
We walk.

As the day wears on, we hear stories.
Her Aunt Ginny, her sister Pat,
We tell our own.
My best friend Sandy, our neighbor Edith.
We pray some more.
We walk.

Cars honk in support as they pass us.
Pedestrians wave and cheer us on.
Mostly it's quiet.
Evening is drawing near.
We walk.

Two days,
40 miles,
We pray.
We hope.
We walk.

Never let health take a back seat in your life.
Never let bad news freeze you in your tracks.
Keep walking with Hope in your heart.

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Desire Fourie said...

Such a beautiful mixed media creation. Loving the vibrant colouring. This is so perfect for our HOPE theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
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SAMARA said...

Hello my dear Pat! You never cease to amaze. Your poem/prose had me teary! You are very sentimental and very passionate it seems about Breast Cancer/cancer awareness and you have brought that home to all who see your card. Pat it is simply beautiful - the prose offers more than you can imagine! Every line of it speaks to your card and the other way around. Your card it so simple in its sentiment yet so profound in its meaning. I really love that about your touch home each and every time. You are a very special person Pat, that is surely evident from your art! The colors in your card are wonderful and alive. It is so neat how you placed the ribbons about - the corner one especially is very cool. No doubt you took a heartfull in creating this card, whether it just rolled off your art table or took time - I know it came straight from your heart and we appreciate that very much! Soulfully Yours, Samara xox DT Path of Positivity Challenge

ike said...

Gorgeous mixed media piece. I love your work :-) I love the way part of your heart and soul show out in each of your creations :-)

Thank you for playing at Path Of Positivity Challenge HOPE

IKE xx
PoP DT Member

Path of Positivity said...

May everyone who comes across this blog post be encouraged to always walk with hope in their hearts.

Your resounding words have touched me and will forever lay bare their impact.

Thank you for sharing another part of your soul with your readers.

...and thank you for bringing those words and your art over to the Path of Positivity to share with, and touch even more people.

Lisa D., Owner