This poem is based on actual experiences of traveling alone through cities. I like to wander through the streets alone, and see as much of the city as I can..
Using the most primitive form of transportation
I explore the city, walking around with some trepidation
Armed with a map, and a willingness
To ask for directions when I am lost, nevertheless
I soak in the sounds and the sights
The aroma of street food, the dizzying heights
Of skyscrapers around, or mountains in the distance
I take refuge in a cafe when my feet offer resistance
Tired and bruised despite being in comfort clad
Few moments of rest makes them really glad
In the cafe, a window seat I occupy
So I can watch the city dwellers passing by
My quiet meal over, I set on my way
Determined to make the most of the day
Walking from one attraction to another
Must-see on the list or not, I do not bother
I stop by to gaze at whatever appeals to me
(It is a great plus if the attraction is free!)
Using my point-and-shoot camera to obtain
Quick photographs for myself, later to entertain
Walking in a new city, memories I collect
Going around corners, not knowing what to expect
Finding hidden gems, entertaining my palate-
My love for variety thus I satiate..
3 thoughts on “Walking to explore”
There is such a joy to be had in travelling alone. You have captured it beautifully in your poem.
Thank you, I usually get to travel alone for work conferences, and snatch any available time to go around.
I like your expression