Daily Archives: May 22, 2008

She told me to…(think Aerosmith)

Today’s Hump Day Hmmm: Walking out of stride—how do you walk out of stride, or do you? What’s it mean to you? For more takes on this topic, visit Julie at Using My Words. Oh, and if you can complete the title, you get a gold star for today. 🙂

Ministry of Silly Walks, Monty Python. Go ahead and watch, it’s a short clip.

Walking out of stride
This is how I live my life.
Slightly off center.

Never like others.
March to a different drum.
Sometimes really hurts.

I don’t understand
What drives so many others.
They all think I’m odd.

It’s not that I’m odd
Or even that different.
Same hole, bigger peg.

Over time I learned
How to make my steps fall in
And yet keep them mine.

This was hard to do.
Many tears along the way.
Worth it in the end.

Look at all the strides
You see around you each day.
Each one is unique.

Maybe you can find
A stride different from yours
And ask it to dance.