Jungle Walk

Jungle Walk
(With thanks to Miss Emily)

A narrow fellow in the grass
might be construed to let you pass,
but reptiles cannot be persuaded
to permit trespass unaided
by veneer of boot or shoe
to protect the foot of you.
Thus does impartial nature seek
to aid the strong over the weak.
So if you favor health and bod,
When taking walks, please come well-shod.

Prompt words today are veneer, weak, persuade, construe, reptile and narrow.

Although I wasn’t thinking of it when I wrote this post, later, while answering a comment to Sadje, I remembered that I had had my own barefooted jungle adventure in 1973 that I wrote about in my blog in 2014. Here is a link to it: https://judydykstrabrown.com/2014/10/15/bali-bound/


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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

10 thoughts on “Jungle Walk

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Absolutely. And just now when sorting through old thumb drives, i found a poem about a time I was forced to walk barefooted through a jungle. Trying to decide whether to repost it. It is very long…Just coincidence, as I wasn’t thinking of that adventure when I wrote the poem.

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        1. lifelessons Post author

          Sadje, I added a link in today’s blog to my earlier blog about my own barefooted jungle adventure that I mentioned to you in my reply to your comment. Feel no obligation to read it. It is rather long…

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  1. Sam

    Oh there you go again, this brought back (bad) old snake memories. I grew up in the area of cottonmouth moccasins. They do not warn you like a rattle snake, they just bite, so do Copperheads which I have here along with Coral snakes. I have had my association with those too, and even an anaconda. “Snakes and me” don’t get along. My years doing surface geology projects brought me into contact with so many. The little horned viper, which is a “side winder” of the Sahara were the worse, they are Cerastes cerastes, “vipère cornue” or rattlesnakes without the rattle. of which I have first hand knowledge~!




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