"There's not much doubt in any of our minds that no complete idea springs fully formed from our brow,
needing only a handshake and a signature on the contract to send it off into the world to make twenty-five billion dollars.
The germ of the idea grows slowly..." - Walt Kelly

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Down the line

Not sure how I came up with this (bored at work) but it seemed like a cool idea. This is for Thursday Poets' Rally Week 43:

JUMP to the handle,
Upwards of 60 feet too far away.
Managing to maintain your grasp
Proves you're more than getting warmer.

IMAGINE if things were easier:
Maybe we'd feel more capable
And more well-thought-out in substance.
Grandeur doesn't always come as illusion
If you decide to maintain your course,
Not plunge for higher ground.
Easy can be fulfilling too, we tell ourselves.

FORGET your limits and instead,
Overdo everything - home and abroad -
Remind those around you of your excellence.
Granted, they'll question until, at last,
Evidence is provided. In the long run, though,
Too much is always too little.

NOTE 5/8/11: I've been gifted with the Perfect Poet Award from The Promising Poets' Cafe for this week's rally! Thanks to you guys for the honor - and I'd like to nominate Blaga for the next award.

Playing on my iTunes at this very moment:
Circa Survive, Kicking Your Crosses Down


  1. welcome..
    cute piece.
    have fun!

  2. "Remind those around you of your excellence" -- love that line. Nice poem!

  3. Bigger, better, faster, more! Personally, I'm one of those who think that easy can be fulfilling! Nice poem and Happy Rally!

  4. I loved your line, "Forget your limits!"

  5. awww, it was so very sweet of you to nominate me and thanks for the comment left at my blog!
    As for your poem,if things were easier, I guess there won't be the magic of the challenge to make you feel motivated ... nice thoughts!

  6. Thanks for stopping by, everyone!