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Thursday, 9 August 2012

The Climber


He climbs
Slowly
Carefully
Each move calculated
Thoughtfully
Patiently
Handholds manicured
Precisely
Skilfully
Plotting each and every route

Climbing over worn and battered faces
Each new hold a higher vantage point
Treads carefully on frail and weakened limbs
Sinews stretching over each and every joint
Grasping vital opportunities presented
Powers upward on the wall of woeful pain
Glory measured in each constructed stride
Considered calculation leads to the final gain

The pinnacle of this triumph now secured
Summit reached but not without objection
Atop the pile he stands proudly grinning
Heights ascent maintains career direction
Subjugated mountain lies dying at his feet
Vanquished peers all crumbled in his wake
Withered in the storm of ever forceful will
Thoughts turning to the next path he should take

Route plotted and completed
Mercilessly
Ruthlessly
The climber soars

© Fergus Martin
2012