Walk On

The Champions Who Walked Among Us

Starting 2017 By Pat Garcia


It’s best to start out slow.

Let everyone pass by you.

Regard the scenery,


Examine the obstacles,

Proof the ridges,

Learn how to ride the wave

And prepare yourself for the tide.

Always count your cost,

Estimate time needed,



But don’t forget the rest zones,

Everyone needs them,

You also.

Having a plan never hurts.

Drawing a map doesn’t bring you off course.

It may slow you down, due to the unforeseen,

But the plan keeps you moving,

Even if only step by step.

If you don’t see light,

And the silver lining in the cloud seems to hide,

Don’ fret, don’t give up,

You have the map in your head,

The vision in your heart,

2017 has just started.

Enjoy the breeding months of winter

Where fermentation takes place below.

And seeds of hope germinate,

Gain strength,

Waiting to push their way upward,

As they gather  strength to sprout.

Give yourself time before you pick up speed

And run like the gazelle.

Wait until the wind is no longer hitting you in the face,

But pushing you forward from behind.

Wishing all of you an awesome 2017.

Until the 20th of January, be safe.

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia August 13 2016

Pat Garcia




  1. Happy New Year Pat, and thank you. Your words today are so comforting to me. It has taken me many years to get to this point in my life but your offering gives me still hope. Some thing I will not be successful but then I think, well then I’ll die trying. :o)

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  2. Wonderful, Pat. New Year’s blessings! ❤ 🙂


  3. Thanks, Pat, there’s a lot of sage advice here! Guess who they’re inaugurating on my birthday… not cause for celebration☹️ Sigh.


  4. A lovely poem, Patricia. Yes, winter is time to germinate and spring should show some growth and blooming. Wishing you all things wonderful for 2017. Happy New Year!! Hugs to you my Dear Friend!


  5. Lovely prose thank you Pat …I can’t remember the full Irish blessing but it has the words ‘…may the wind always be at your back ..’ so, from me to you, may the wind always be at your back ..


  6. sandrafingerut

    Liked this. Miss seeing you on my page. See you later. Take care.


  7. Have an amazing, successful and GREAT 2017, dearest friend.


  8. Good advice my friend and nicely written. I read it several times so to remember the sage advice put into poetic form.


  9. sandrafingerut

    I always like your poetry. Helps me slow down and relax with all the crazy stuff going on nowadays.


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