“Climbing Salvation Mountain On The Balls Of My Feet”

 (Copyright: Joel Robison)
I walk the way with head held high
my feet on spheres for treads.
Self-confident, my step is sure
my fears rendered to shreds.

The dark times, though, bring fright to light
uncertainty to stride.
I slip and trip on rounded orbs
back down the path I slide.

In summary, my slogs are slow
some up, some down, some cease.
Lucky me, at the end of day
a good night’s sleep brings peace.

(Written for dVerse Poets, Poetics: Joel Robison’s Photography. August 19, 2014.)

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10 Responses to “Climbing Salvation Mountain On The Balls Of My Feet”

  1. MarinaSofia says:

    There’s a lovely tongue-in-cheek and yet plaintive quality to these lines in particular:
    In summary, my slogs are slow
    some up, some down, some cease.

  2. Grace says:

    I think most of our journey is like that…sliding, tripping, slowing down and even stopping ~ At least if we are getting a good night sleep, it must be good ~ Thanks for participating ~

  3. brian miller says:

    thank goodness for the relief…to no longer feel the need to walk along…or try to climb up when you lay your head down…

  4. There’s is something Sisyphean of that walk.. good that there is a good night sleep to get your strength back

  5. I like that at the end of the day you find peace. That at least is some respite. Nicely written vb.

  6. Mary says:

    I have definitely experienced some days like this…but blissfully one can out them behind during a good night’s sleep.

  7. Ah..feet..feet..feet..feats of feet..taken for granted…
    Bless feet..feet..feet..and feats of feet in magicK tricKs of

    Well..to make a long story shorter..i used to have incredible feet pain…
    and now they float and feel like clouds spellbound from the pull of Gravity2!

    And yes your words remind me of this blessing2!thanks for that..it’s always good
    to keep counting..’em’…

  8. Truedessa says:

    Life is a journey of ups and downs but, good to hold one’s head high and a good night’s sleep is welcomed relief.

  9. Spheres and rounded orbs. Good choice of words for this.

  10. Sumana Roy says:

    this is what the life’s journey is about…..going ahead, lagging behind, falling back and a little rest in between…

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