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boys

you cannot  measure it, I know

nor can you wield  like sword or pen

tho fingers long to take, possess

it’s elusive now and then

aspire to  greatness, it is gone

turn your back and then it stays

for those out front and thespian types

it dances and it plays

why you so eager,  trap and grasp

success within your hand

for those with truly many gifts

never see its feathers fanned

then grasp now to what you will

look at  days for all they are

for you much treasure may you see

holding life,  a child, shining star

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Today’s prompt at Poet’s United Midweek Motif is success. Is success within your grasp or do you reach for other things???

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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19 Comments

  1. What a nice rhythm going on in this view on success! I sat there almost tapping my feet to an imaginary beat i had to this in my head hehe.

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    1. The statue is amazing. This place we visit has a series of statues – most children. I did play with the photo some to achieve a focus on their mischievous faces and a sense of motion. Thanks Sherry for always having an encouraging word.

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  2. Wow! I love your unique poem.
    I am thinking of Browning suddenly:
    “Speak as they please, what does the mountain care?
    Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp,
    Or what’s a heaven for? ”
    But this doesn’t imitate, it carries the discussion forward:
    Not to see success fan out with the audience and applause, but to move on to much treasure beyond. The progression, the driving rhythm, everything says do not stop and rest on yesterday.

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  3. New subscriber/follower from the #atozchallenge. I’m a minion sister from another mother (AJ’s Hooligans)!

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