The Extra Mile

As you breathe in

savour the feeling

in your soul.

The one telling you,

that for a second

you are in control.

Hold on to it for

as long as

you can manage,

its benefits will be

to your advantage.

Close your eyes

and drift away,

calmness has arrived

and with luck it will stay.

Forget about everything

for the shortest while

and realise it was worth

going the extra mile.

adult air beautiful beauty
Photo by Oleksandr Pidvalnyi on



  1. A friend who is also a writer posted a contest honoring her dad’s 94th birthday. The contest was to write about someone we know who exemplars “The Extra Mile” concept. There was a $500 award to be given -not to the writer- but to the one s/he wrote about. At that time I was a Sr. Companion for a fella who was also celebrating his 94th birthday. I wrote about him. He won! So, when this topic comes up, you can understand why it is dear to my heart. Thanks for your lovely poem!

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