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When I Go Out Walking
by Jeanette Cooper
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
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When I Go Out Walking
This is what I see when I go walking
On my two and a half mile stretch each day;
Cows, bulls, horses grazing, plants and trees
An array of wonderful sights along the way.
The straight road is sandy white like a beach
White dust infiltrates the air when cars go past
I cover my nose with a handkerchief and hold my breathe
And keep up my pace, walking fast.
I look for crawling snakes this time of year
For I’ve seen them cross the road a time or two
With trees and thick growth on both sides
It’s not uncommon to see an occasional few.
Some cars drive slow over the washboard bumps
Some drive like a fire truck heading to a fire
I’ve been told that the faster a vehicle goes on a bumpy road
The less you’ll feel the bump of the tires.
Yellow dandelions grow rich and plentiful
Alongside the white sandy road
They’re mixed with purple and orange blooms
Beauty from God on this earth He has bestowed.
There is plenty to see each beautiful morn
When I go out walking in the fresh, cool air
I thank God daily that I can walk far and fast
While I enjoy the fresh breezes through my hair,
And add years to my life with exercise.
© 2009 Jeanette Cooper


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Reviewed by Richard Orey 7/27/2009
As is my practice, Jeanette, I read outloud your poem "When I Go Out Walking" as if I were reading a letter you wrote to me. And your lines were filled with such detailed imagery, I felt like I was right there with you. We'll have to do that together some time.
That would be wonderful.

Two and a half miles did you say?
Can I maybe have a rain check on that walk? It might be okay if I just took another look at the picture you posted and read your lines a second time.

With love and respect,
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 6/6/2009
Wonderful images . I felt like I was there with you and could see what you wrote. Mornings are my favorite time of day! Every thing is fresh and new, the world is ours to conquer.. Our Lord is gracious with his gifts.....M
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 5/1/2009

Beautiful Jeanette such lush imagery.
I love the morning walks, evening strolls and "fresh breezes through my hair".
Thank you for sharing the loveliness of "When I Go Out Walking" through the thankful daily blessings you partake of.

Continued blessings,

Reviewed by Sheila Roy 4/30/2009
I felt like you read my mind with your last line. It was exactly what I was thinking, so when I got there, I nodded with a smile. I used to live on roads like these. So quaint! Love and Hugs,
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/29/2009
Very nice indeed Jeanette.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 4/28/2009
Jeanette, makes me wish I was there walking right alongside you!
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/28/2009
souonds like my kind of place--such a lovely place to walk! A lovely write
Reviewed by John Turner 4/28/2009
very lovely Jeanette, I am finding at the age of 80 that I need to force myself to get more exercise. Having interesting things to view along the way, makes it easier.
Reviewed by Cliff McDuffie 4/28/2009
HI Jeanette, nice work. I need to go in and read more of yours someday when time is not such an animal. Keep em coming! I enjoy you.
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