Pick a Pathway
Pick a pathway: forget the roadway
A thousand mile should take more than a day.
Nourish and nurture the nature around
Not tear up and dominate and build on the ground.
We didn’t evolve as a static race, to be born and to die tied to one place.
Let feet do the talking as legs move along.
Fill up your steps with a wandering song
Let direction be guided by moments of light.
Keep hope, keep simple, and your heart will keep right
Find joy in the small, seek beauty in all
You’ll find that the big things don’t matter at all
Release your grip on material need,
Your vices too a reflection of greed
Once you choose to open your eyes to this truth
You’ll be more than happy with the sky as a roof
Stay fed, stay watered, stay out of the storm
Keep souls about you safe from harm
Aim high, the views are better with height
Take big strides , but keep footprints light
Watch out for low branches and snares for your toes
But at least pick a pathway and see where it goes.