My shoes have trodden less travelled ways
The bumpy roads have made them old and weary
Now less fit to surmount the high rocks and spiky dangers of the mountains
In an attempt to reach the summit
Which, most of the time shrouded by shadows and clouds
leaving you stuck and unable to see the whole wide view –
Yet, more content and gentle to enjoy the familial trails of the endearing hills
where the easy-going winding roads sometimes surprise you with dotted trees of red leaves
or lead you to a hidden whole-new-world sea view
or just offer you a pleasant sight of a peaceful lake or a cheerful falling stream.
Thank you to my shoes that have come so far and brought me to where I am now.