Tuesday, September 14, 2010

One Shot - Tracks



Stop.
Turn around and look back.
Whose tracks are those and where have they led?
Was there purpose?
Was it leaping blindly from one opportunity to the next?
Did the tracks circle aimlessly
or sink deep clinging desperately to a single spot?
Were tracks leading forward then back?
Did knees hit the ground in surrender or prayer?
Will the tracks of the past give direction for the future?
Look back to learn the wisdom of the tracks.
Let it lead forward.
Let it meander with joy.
The end is never known.
Love and cherish the tracks along the way.
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34 comments:

Titanium said...

Words of wisdom to guide the week, the year... here's to hoping we can all cherish the steps we take along this journey.

Perfect One Shot, MM.

Brian Miller said...

excellent one shot monkey...we should look back to let it guide us forward...the problem in looking back is getting stuck facing the wrong direction...nicely played.

Tabor said...

Very nicely painted. So true in every way and the photo is great.

Katherine said...

Very wise words Monnkey!! Really like this

abcpatty said...

Everything I have ever done has led me here to this now, and yes indeed all I do now leads me forward to the unknown.

isn't it wonderful to be able to see in retrospect the reasons and the whys? This is what helps me look back without regret. What a lovely reminder with this poem!

Great OneShot. yes I will love and cherish my tracks!
xoxo

Desert Rose said...

the Desert, is the true spot of destiny.the dunes move to create the way to the truth. i have been there, it lead me to where i am now.

The Desert Rose

B R I L L I A N T :)

Beachanny said...

Look back to see where you've been, I say, but don't continuously circle back on them. Then, of course there's that fork in the road you didn't count on. So much depends on what happens there. Good work, well done. Thanks, Gay (@beachanny)

Caty said...

great words to live by MM and said so nicely in a poem :)

dustus said...

Thoughtful poetry, MM. Also reads like good advice and a truthful admission of what's felt and unknown in life.

riikainfinityy.com said...

Yeah! Love and cherish the tracks along the way! There is so much thing to see! Wonderfully written =D~

G-Man said...

The tracks of my tears....
Baby Baby Baby!

Sorry...Old age reflex!

Glynn said...

And did the tracks leave a path to be followed? Nice one.

signed...bkm said...

lots of questions...answers always seem to few...bkm

TALON said...

I really loved the flow of this, Monkey Man, and I loved the journey. Sometimes we do need to look back to see how far we've come...

gautami tripathy said...

Liked the way it went. We all need to go back. But can't..

nowhere island

Ben Langhinrchs said...

Very nice. Love and cherish the tracks, monkey man!

PattiKen said...

Lovely One Shot, MM. And some great wisdom.

Shashi said...

One shot, monkey man, you gave with canon of a poem, I am flattened now... Did knee hit the ground in surrender or prayer... lovely words..
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

Everyday Goddess said...

yes! the past has so much to teach us if we care to study it.

i'm a big believer in meandering on the path of joy!

Whitesnake said...

Your middle name ain't Solomon is it?

John's comments said...

Walk into the future but forget the tracks you have made...Thanks for reading and commenting on my poem. Hope your week goes well.

Timoteo said...

Love and cherish the tracks, for they are soon obliterated by the wind. Enjoyed this!

Collective Epiphanies said...

Sometimes it hurts to look back to see how far we have come or how much more we have to tread. The tracks tell our story; the paths we have strayed, etc. The journey continues. Brilliant concept. Enjoyed. Thanks for stopping by.

JH said...

No matter the case, there is only future footsteps... Very nice!

jingleyanqiu said...

what beautiful thoughts on tracks.
The image is unbeatable.

Someone Is Special said...

Lovely Thoughts on the tracks.. So Nice..

--Someone Is Special--

Pete Marshall said...

this was a very well written piece that really posed me some questions...it is a case of one step forward 2 steps back or 2 steps forward one step back??? sorry couldnt make the 140 sunday hoping to be there this week....too many family birthdays all happening at mo..cheers pete

Wild Rose said...

Interesting tracks am curious to where they lead to too Monkey Man but i would say that their's a way in either the backward or forward direction :)

Sayandeep Kundu said...

An ode to the quest of a watchful observer...Quest of self....
That's how I would like to interpret your work....Nice words :)

Regards~ Sayandeep

Claudia said...

this really spoke to me…our life is so fast paced and we rarely care about the tracks any more…food for thought…

moondustwriter said...

you image was superb and the poetry followed the path perfectly. I would love to traverse that path of wisdom.

thanks for traversing over to One Shot - appreciate your support MM

Moon smiles

heartspell said...

Great thoughts and questions posed here for the reader and the image is superb. Keep tracking! :) heartspell

kavisionz said...

This is a lovely message, MM..
We have lots to learn from past experiences (our own and others')..

Very powerfully written piece.. thoroughly enjoyed reading this one!
Thank you...

Marla said...

So amazing and just what I needed to read tonight. I get it.

Thank you for writing this.