Sunday, July 24, 2016

Birthday Sonnet

It’s all about the movement, not the motion;
   There has to be a Where each time I walk—
A target at which I aim my devotion,
   Even when I just stand there and take stock.
It’s not just standing, but what I stand for:
   Steadfastness, faith, truth, trust and loyalty,
And always moving when I can explore
   What no one either can—or wants to—see.
I look out on the morning of this day
   And choose to be a verb, not just a noun,
And know that—should I move or should I stay—
   I will not ever once let myself down,
      For when I walk, I do not walk alone;
      And where I stand is today’s stepping stone.


Copyright 2016 Matthew J Wells


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