#FOWC. Determined. The Walk

FOWC with Fandango — Determined

The following poem is a Pantoum. I saw the wird chalkenge for the day, and immediatelt this experience came back to me. Sadly, I finally did lose the ability to walk, but this day remains in my mind.

Together they sat looking out at the sea,
Her sticks lay close beside her,
The sea was in, the waves kissed the beach,
Slowly she put out her hands.

Her sticks lay close beside her,
She dreamed that day of walking again,
Slowly she put out her hands,
Firmly she took her sticks.

She dreamed that day of walking again,
Could it really come true?
Firmly she took her sticks,
She opened the door of the car.

Could it really come true?
Her imagination was fired,
She opened the door of the car,
Gently she moved her legs.

Her imagination was fired,
One day she would climb Everest
Gently she moved her legs,
Placed her feet on the ground.

One day she would climb Everest,
Another, run a marathon,
Gently she moved her legs,
DETERMINED she stood up.

One day she’d run a marathon,
The seagulls shrieked on the railings,
Determined she stood up,
She put her right foot forward.

The seagulls shrieked on the railings,
She put her left foot forward,
She put her right foot forwards
Slowly she began to walk

She put her left forwards,
Now she was making progress,
She slowly began to walk,
Fixing her eyes on the ground.

Now she was making progress,
Her heart began to leap,
Fixing her eyes on the ground,
She counted each step she took.

Her heart began to leap,
Step by step she went,
Counting each one as she walked,
Gradually building speed.

Step by step she went,
Now she was really walking,
Gradually building speed,
Tears came to her eyes.

Now she was really walking,
Bikes and people passed by,
Tears came to her eyes
Everest called her again

Bikes and people passed by,
She turned back to the car,
Everest called her again
Her heart began to dance

She turned back to the car,
The sun shoe in the sky,
Her heart began to dance
Soon she was back at the car.

The sun shone in the sky
Birds sang overhead,
She sat down in her seat,
Together they sat looking out at the sea.

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