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Beating the Finish (Ladder to the Sky- Revived)

November 3, 2013
By Keeper6 GOLD, Buffalo, Minnesota
Keeper6 GOLD, Buffalo, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak, sometimes it just means you are strong enough to let go.

Sprinting through a park
you spot a pair of strong supports,
parallel and planted in the earth.
Follow the slick, cold steel.
Keep trying to find the end…

You climb, between every rung
your feet dangle for seconds.
Exhaustion grates its chilled hands
across your bones.
You pull through the sky
past worlds, stars,
and galaxies—
as far as knowledge knows.

Look up!
There is more!

Bright needle holes scatter over the night,
poking their way into the heavens.
Keep going!
Don’t stop!

It’s like racing
to something
that isn’t
even there.

The author's comments:
This is what came from my published poem "Ladder to the Sky" after many revisions.

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