A Strenuous Climb
 
On top of the mountain
That's where we will be
My beautiful daughters
And overweight me

We asked at the center
''How long will it take?''
Starting out this late
Could be a mistake

She looked at my daughters
Athletic and trim
Then thought to herself
''I've got to stop him!''

''I don't think you'll have time
To climb those rock walls
And get all the way down
Before darkness falls''

''Oh, they have enough time''
Her co-worker said
But she couldn't quit now
For fear I'd be dead

''It's a strenuous climb!''
She looked straight at me
As if she was asking
''You see what I see?''

''I'm fitter than I look''
My stammered reply
''I'm sure I can make it
I'm going to try''

She stepped from the counter
Not willing to lose
And concernedly said
''Let me see your shoes''

They met her requirements
Still she didn't stop
''You know not everyone
Climbs up to the top''

I thanked her for her help
and we turned to go
Then we heard her shout out
''There's bears there you know!''

We climbed the Chimney Tops
Stood silently in awe
I'm glad my girls can see me
And not see what she saw



FOS -Weekly Form: Narrative Poem














By G. A. Kozora

© 2010 G. A. Kozora (All rights reserved)

 

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