Yesterday was National Poetry Day (1st Oct 2020), sohere’s a poem on how walking gets us through the rainiest of days!
We’ve all heard the saying ‘come rain or shine’ No matter what we’ll keep going But it’s never truer than in Greater Manchester No matter what we’ll keep going Come rain, shine, sleet or snow
In the turn of autumn We definitely feel a chill And muddy squelch, stained boots and a few drops of rain But we keep walking still Walking, whatever the weather
From Wigan to Oldham Or Trafford to Bury You’ll find walkers across our region Rambling without a worry Or a care in the world Because in these moments, walking is freedom
We’re living through a pandemic Staying apart but still together Walking, rambling, mooching, striding And it’s been difficult, but we’re walking, whatever the weather With a Greater Manchester pride Through the toughest season of all
So head outside Come rain or shine, sleet or snow To find some peace, solitude or company And it doesn’t even matter how far you go With a podcast, some music or the radio A friend, a beloved pet, or by yourself
Grab your favourite ‘all-weather’ shoes A coat, fleece or umbrella Maybe even some sunglasses, you never know what to expect around here Just go walking, whatever the weather.