Desert Walker- Intellectual Shaman

Even the most devout

will fall away.

So, who are you leading man?

When you look behind you,

who do you see?

What’s really there?

Why take any steps forward

when the end is the same for everyone?

“It just feels good,” he says,

“to move.” And he does.

He walks with a step that is all his own.

He gets places and people marvel

or they can’t stand where he goes.

They worship and scream at him 

He has influence over 1 or 100;

it doesn’t matter.

When there is none,

there is peace 

In the crowd,

there is company.

The desert is where life cannot live,

So, that is where he goes,

into the heart of death,

to find pleasure there,

lying between the dunes,


staring at the night.

It tells him where to go

and he judges himself by it.

Fire and Water and Earth and Wind erode his body

but his spirit belongs to the stars.

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Published by grumpygorman

I am a Social Worker by day and an artist/writer by night. I use the written word in an attempt to make sense of the secret worlds and dysfunctional dynamics that lurk beneath the facades of our daily interactions. I am not sure how my writing styles are characterized, nor am I overly concerned about it. I am immensely enthusiastic about music and often connect better with songs than I do people. I also have an intense appreciation for quality wines and whiskies, frequently consuming them in excess. I like things that smell good and struggle to manage the symptoms of a life-long relationship with depression. So, why "grumpygorman"? Spend some time here and find out...

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