#Writephoto – Onward: A poem

There are times in life

when onward and upwards

seems so very hard

The road is mountainous

hewn from hard rock

which seems unstable

ready to tumble down

blocking your path

The cliffs rear up

their grey monstrous heads

leering at your best efforts

laughing as you fail

It is at these times

when you have to stop

and give consideration

to changing your route.

Possibly it would be better

to take the longer road

the one that winds gently upwards

instead of charging the steep cliffs.

The scenic route is pleasant

really quite picturesque

it may take you longer

to reach the heady heights

but you’ll get there with

your heart, mind and soul intact.

Onward and upwards

is always the way to go

it is the path you choose to travel

that makes all the difference.

by Robbie Cheadle

This freestyle poem was written for Sue Vincent’s Thursday photograph challenge. You can join in here: https://scvincent.com/2018/12/06/thursday-photo-prompt-onward-writephoto/

 

10 thoughts on “#Writephoto – Onward: A poem

  1. I like this very much. Have been battling the uphill battle of late and sometimes it seems huge and as if I cannot possibly make it. But here I am at 77, still struggling to get up the hill, and still standing.

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      1. Thank you so kindly, Roberta. Like I told Sue Vincent, I play the whole keyboard of feelings, and it used to feel horrible, but now I think of it like painting. It is good to be able to use ALL the colors!!! Thank you for sharing about your mom. All of mine are gone now, but I guess I have inherited some of her and some of the others too. Hugs, Anne

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