"The walking man walks on by..." by Valerie Rosen

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…in Campeche, Chiapas, México.

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FEATURED in “JPG Cast-Offs” July 2010
FEATURED in “Solo Exhibition” May 2011

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Moving in silent desperation
Keeping an eye on the Holy Land
A hypothetical destination
Say, who is this walking man?

Well, the leaves have come to turning
And the goose has gone to fly
And bridges are for burning
So don’t you let that yearning
Pass you by
Walking man, walking man walks
Well, any other man stops and talks
But the walking man walks

Well the frost is on the pumpkin
And the hay is in the barn
An Pappy’s come to rambling on
Stumbling around drunk
Down on the farm

And the walking man walks
Doesn’t know nothing at all
Any other man stops and talks
But the walking man walks on by
Walk on by

Most everybody’s got seed to sow
It ain’t always easy for a weed to grow, oh no
So he don’t hoe the row for no one
Oh for sure he’s always missing
And something is never quite right
Ah, but who would want to listen to you
Kissing his existence good night

Walking man walk on by my door
Well, any other man stops and talks
But not the walking man
He’s the walking man
Born to walk
Walk on walking man
Well now, would he have wings to fly
Would he be free
Golden wings against the sky
Walking man, walk on by
So long, walking man, so long

Valerie Rosen is a social documentary photographer, best recognized for her evocative portraiture from the streets of India and Nepal. She and her camera gear are currently based in her native Montreal, Canada, working as a freelance portrait and events photographer and private photography coach. Please send a bubblemail for inquiries. Thanks for visiting!

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  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 4 years ago


  • thanks, mum!

    – Valerie Rosen

  • vigor
    vigorover 4 years ago

    This is a cool pov, nice tones too!

  • hi vigor, thanks very much!! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Berns
    Bernsover 4 years ago

    Brilliant, I´m with vigor!

  • thanks so much, berns! really appreciate it! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Leanna Lomanski
    Leanna Lomanskiover 4 years ago

  • very honored!! thanks so much, leanna! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 4 years ago

    congrats…back home the first day and already featured!! Hugs..Mum!

  • thanks, mum! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 4 years ago

    you are so good at creating simplicity!!

  • thanks, mum…you know me, less is more… ;-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 4 years ago

    Brilliant capture and song Val, love it!! :))

  • thanks a bunch, kylie! it’s an all-time favorite song of mine…this guy kind of just walked into it! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 4 years ago

    Just RAre

  • hi bobby! thanks so much! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 4 years ago

    fantastic shot and tones

  • hi carol! thanks very much for your kind comment! cheers, val :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Lubna
    Lubnaover 4 years ago

    it looks very much like oil painting. billiant shot!

  • hi lubna! very grateful for your kind comment! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

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