Wednesday, April 18, 2012

18 of 30: Determined

Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge, in PoemCrazy, considers, "If I don't flip that poem onto the page the moment it wants to come out, it can drift away like a dream or go lifeless."  I wonder how many poems slip away in the busy day? This one came to me this evening, and though I had a different plan for tonight's writing, I had to get it down.  

climbing up is hardest.  
Putting one foot 
in front of the other.
Making sure we are firmly 
on solid ground
before continuing.

it takes all of our strength to 
keep pushing,
our way through the hard parts,
stepping over obstacles,
going around that which
we cannot get over.

we want to turn around,
go back,
give up.

it takes facing the obstacles,
believing we can,
knowing we must,
to get there, 
all the way to the top
where the view is perfect.  
Where we can say,
"I made it."

© Cathy L. Mere, 2012


  1. This is beautiful...sometimes...I like this at the beginning of each stanza. We all have those times, those days, that we just need to keep going no matter what. Great job!

  2. I like that final message, the view at the top is perfect. Nice to put this all down for all to see. Thanks, Cathy.

  3. I love this! Beautifully done! Also very true...
    Thanks for getting it down and sharing!

  4. This is a great middle-of-the-month keep-on-writing poem! (along with being a good general message of perserverance)


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