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Follow Your Feet

homebound comfort

By Negomi Oak RhettsPublished 2 years ago Updated 2 years ago 1 min read
Top Story - March 2024

Mine have guided me,

back and forth,

here and there,

not quite everywhere.

To a hundred new places,

to discover favourite spaces,

losing count of paces.

They’ve drifted down paths not made for me,

and then back again to safety,

all the while never leaving,

only leading,

and me, simply pleading:

'Never stop this wandering I’m needing!'

Along pavement, gravel, stone and earth,

through forest, woodland, bush and dirt,

over mountains, into lakes, and running boldly to the seas,

under open skies and gently waving trees,

I’ve walked and walked and walked and walked.

Going anywhere,

to get somewhere,

finding nowhere,

I the humble voyager,

must trust in them to carry me,

with purpose, joy, and curiosity,

no two journeys are the same for me.

They'll take my mind and body,

to the one place that means everything,

to the one place they’ll be free.

So I’ll continue to roam,

into the unknown,

but take comfort in knowing,

the path they're on is taking me home.


About the Creator

Negomi Oak Rhetts

Herbalist & holistic health coach

Ex biodynamic farmer

Amateur poet and short story enthusiast

Self-published author of two free-verse poetry books: Weaving Roots and Wild Sanctuary

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Comments (10)

  • Addy Gill4 months ago

    Nicely Done. Congratulations on Top Story.

  • Hannah Moore4 months ago

    Fantastic just as words, but I love the picture punctuations too.

  • Andrea Corwin 4 months ago

    Forgot to say congrats on TS!!

  • Andrea Corwin 4 months ago

    YESSSS, wandering, always wandering. I loved your poem!

  • LASZLO SLEZAK4 months ago

    Congratulations the post

  • D.K. Shepard4 months ago

    Wow! Really excellent! Enjoyed reading the poem and appreciated the pictures too!

  • Anna 4 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • Margaret Brennan4 months ago

    it's FANTASTIC! that's how I feel when I begin a new story. I never quite know where I'm going until I get there.

  • JBaz4 months ago

    The photos go so well with this beautiful poem. Congratulations

  • Rachel Deeming4 months ago

    I loved this so much and all of those pictures of feet made me want to explore. I loved it! I too am the humble voyager.

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