Purposeful

Attempts to climb an endless rose,
the more he moves, the more it grows,
pretends this stem is just a rope,
slippery ride relies on hope.

Pulls up his will, as he slides down,
his big bright smile becomes a frown,
Uncompromising faith flares up,
provides the strength that fills his cup.

Thorny body transforms to steps,
making this chore feel less complex,
fragrant scents permeate the air,
somehow life starts to seem more fair.

Misty rain cures his dire thirst,
he wonders which effect came first,
to know this trail is not endless,
or ability to progress.

The last push occurred rapidly,
he finished his task happily,
reached the tip top, then felt a hug,
from his awaiting ladybug.

Two ladybugs rest on petals,
so comfortable they both settle,
difficult paths can carry gain,
determination breaks all chains.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Moonwashed Weekly Challenge #132 – February 28, 2023
Prompt – Uncompromising

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      1. haha. and the puns keep flying! You have just unofficially joined my family. πŸ™‚ No bugs needed. πŸ™‚

  1. So purposefully written, Grace! Second line itself is so inspiring that one can’t leave going till the last line. So lovely 😊❀️

  2. Oh I absolutely love this one, dear Grace! What a fantastic piece with a lovely title. The rhythm and the flow here is so soothing to read. Amazingly done πŸ€πŸ€—

  3. Faith can definitely give you strength beyond what you thought you had! Lovely poem, Grace! πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

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