Poems of the Week

Rubble and Strife

by Steven Urquhart Bell

“Daily walk prevents one in 10 early deaths—study”
BBC News

I take a daily walk around the town
To help prevent my premature demise;
It keeps my stress and worry levels down
To stroll beneath the spreading Tayside skies.

My house blew up while I was out—the shock!
The sense of loss and heartbreak never ceases,
But if it wasn’t for my daily walk
I think I might have really gone to pieces.