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How come it can be this hard
To climb these mountains in my path
And just a small mistake 
Is all it takes to slide back down?

How come it can be this tough
To climb the steps in this building?
And just a little fail
Brings me straight back down.

How come it's never quite enough
And the journey's never easy?
Could it be because
Joy keeps falling out of reach?

How come although I never stop
I still can't reach a spot
Where there's a cosy space
To sit down?

Perhaps, in this game we're given
The point is to avoid the top
The aim is simply to keep going
And it's the best of luck to still be close to the start.

acceptanceluckmeditationmisfortunepath of lifestruggle

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Thu 18th Feb 2021 00:12

Thank you Jason for your comment. I'm so happy you enjoyed it and found it meaningful.

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Jason Bayliss

Wed 17th Feb 2021 22:24

Brilliant. This is such an important principle. I think the analogy of steps is most telling for me, if a life is measured in steps why would you want to hurry to the last, the top step, but perhaps rather value every step for what it teaches us and celebrate reaching each. I love this Aviva.

J. x

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Wed 17th Feb 2021 19:46

Thanks Stephen for commenting.

I can't elaborate much on this one as whatever kind of feelings it was trying to capture it managed to do in 'poetic' style whereas I am not sure if I even know enough vocabulary to put those underlying thoughts and views into prose.

Thanks also to those who have clicked 'Like' for this one.

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Stephen Gospage

Wed 17th Feb 2021 17:34

Yes, the notion of things being just out of reach, however hard we try to reach them, is really well put here.

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