Friday, January 27, 2012

The Uphill Road


POETS UNITED
supplied the topic.... 'Road'

THE UPHILL ROAD

'Does the road wind uphill all the way?
Yes, to the very end.' *
And a good stout pair of walking shoes
Is something I recommend.
The road is certainly not for wimps
Who quickly get out of puff;
There's no let-up from the uppiness
And that makes things quite tough.
This road is designed for walkers
Who never need a rest,
For, sure enough, more road will appear
When you think you've reached the crest.
You hope for a gentle incline 
That will give you some relief,
But no! The dratted upwardness
Is quite beyond belief.
For sure the wind will be bitter. 
For sure it will pour with rain.
Better roll over in your bed 
And go to sleep again.

* With apologies to Christina Rossetti
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ASPIRATION

We aim for the stars
But our own earth detains us
Maybe for ever.
*
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3 comments:

poetrydiary said...

..and a decent sense of humour will help quite a lot too! You'll get there for sure.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

A most wonderful sense of personal achievement...reaching the top...


An enjoyable read with wonderful imagery,

Eileen

Carrie Burtt said...

So true and wonderfully written!!!