Slice of Life: wandering (28 of 31)

It's the  28th day of the March Slice of Life Challenge.  31 days of writing.   Thanks to the amazing Two Writing Teachers team for all of their support in this event.   It's also Poetry Friday so I decided to try a little poetry for this evening.  Poetry Friday is hosted by Mary Lee Hahn at A Year of Reading.

Yesterday Stacey talked about a piece of writing that takes readers in a different direction than they think they are headed.  I thought I'd try that with this poem.

via Words on Image
Tolkien Quote
i start
at the beginning
of the path
the first step
a touch familiar

i begin
to wander
enjoying all i see
moving beyond
the known

i pause
taking it all in,
one discovery
leads to another


i am 
at a place
where i must decide
where to go next
forward or back?  

i choose
and continue,
before i know it
i am lost
straying from
where i originated


i tap 
the back button
and wonder
how did i get here
to this new
treasured discovery

© Cathy L. Mere


  1. This is us isn't it Slicing away the month. . . trying new things and growing! Awesome! Thank you.

  2. Too funny! Sometimes I get so lost surfing the web! Another reason why I am so afraid to try Twitter!

  3. So true about so many things. This would be an excellent touchstone text for teaching theme. :)

  4. The web is the dark hole that sucks me in clicking on link after link, thank goodness for favorites so I can find my way back on another day. You totally took me in another direction from what I anticipated. Well done Cathy!

  5. Holy cow! You really did take us in a totally different direction. I am picturing you hiking in a woods somewhere and all of a sudden we are in technology-ville! Congratulations on a job well done!

  6. That ending was amazing! ZING!

  7. Well done, Cathy! This has happened to me more times than I care to say, but your ending definitely surprised me.

  8. I hope you know what a gifted writer you are. You had all of us hiking on some path...and then dragged us back to the keyboard. Nice!

  9. Wow, Cathy, I too thought it was going to be a lovely wander in a wood, but no, just like all of us this month, in a web instead. Terrific, & I suppose I should embrace it; "wander" is my OLW!

  10. I love how you take a challenge and not only run with it, but make something amazing. You really do have a gift.

  11. So glad I wandered and found your poem tonight! It's wonderful - I hope to join up with Poetry Friday this summer.

  12. This is wonderful, Cathy! Thanks so much for sharing!

  13. Excellent, Cathy! I have become lost in these woods many times-- too many distractions is a dangerous thing.

  14. Love the voice of wonder here, Cathy. :)


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