Stories

Why I Walk… (by Paul B.)




I lived at Emmanuel House in Santa Ana,CA
where I wrote the Book “Mixed-up Like-Me”
This is a poem about Aids walk 2009
I think it is self-explanatory

A Walk for Andrew

Do you walk the walk?..Talk like you walk?…Or on a walkie-talkie?
AIDS walk – Two Thousand & Nine
Fits right into this Rhythm & Rhyme

Fellowship of the spirit to be!
I walked the walk for you….And I walked the walk for me….
I talked as I walked….And there were so many to see:

New Friends; Old Friends and friendliness everywhere…
Abound……….or………..Astound????
When I started the walk …I was jolted

Like a lightning bolt that struck me from above
I saw a friend standing there…………
Angelic presence of my angel that had departed years before…

But I saw Andrew standing and smiling -plain as day!
It was an image of my friend …and I wanted to pretend……….
It brought tears to my eyes and I started to cry….

These were happy tears!…..Of my memory’s of day’s past-
But with my walk the walk….A newfound memory to last
Like a line cast from the past; but I am right here… right now

Standing Tall……..Standing Proud
I can walk and talk …….and my name is Paul…….
Band’s played on………There was music and song

It was great to Appreciate what was going on!
A party and a festive pace………and No don’t run…….This is not a race…………
Around the Infield and Around Home Plate……..

We all got to see each other and we all looked Great!!!!
It was so fun to Participate….always better than to speculate!!!!
Please don’t be Late!!!- If you can’t make it Postulate…

But walk the walk and all is GREAT!

©Paul Arthur Burke 2009

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