Monthly Archives: April 2011

going up

James Rainsford

i gaze towards the finish ahead
fatigue grips me before i begin
looking
fearing
dreading
it never ends unless i start

the steps above me seem endless
ever pressing towards the top
walking
stepping
climbing
a journey stretching in the distance

the goal above is waiting there
the destination awaiting my arrival
striving
burning
longing
each step harder than before

awaiting is such wonder and glory
invisible now but altogether real
singing
dancing
resting
worthy of the effort and toil

This is my submission for One Shot Sunday at onestoppoetry.com.  Photo prompt graciously provided by James Rainford. Go here to read some of the other submissions.

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lenses

India Hobson Photography

 

this lens i stand quietly behind

cannot completely see

or capture all that hides inside

focusing only on a simile

 

a contrasting image obscures my view

its likeness revealing my soul

one letting another filter through

and leaving me fully exposed

 

i wish to embrace all that it might see

beauty deeper than skin

escaping this life of misery

a delicate grace from within

 

instead i see through a broken lens

a scene that’s tainted in truth

grateful that this photographic end

is shadowed with colors and hues

 

This is my submission for One Shoot Sunday at onestoppoetry.com. Click here to see some of the other submissions.