Climbing Stares

Climbing Stares

A Poem by Laurierose
"

Every misstep I take; Elevate me.

"

Step by step 

We're climbing this social ladder 

Except the stares are shallow; 

With one look, you could crumble 

And plummet down to that first step 

It's the first stare that matters 

You are master of your reflection 

Thick skin is developed when 

You've weathered the reality of 

The initial step 

You're not alone, though 

Those stares are steep 

But not damaging 

Only you know your own depth 

Though naked, never transparent; 

They can't see through you 

They can't see the hand that's reached inside already 

And pulled out the tools needed 

To coat such nakedness 

You don't dodge or skip 

You just take it slow 

Step by step 

Escorted by kind rail 

However, you're stronger; 

Push on. 

Let go. 

© 2018 Laurierose


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Wise words my friend
You never know who is watching as you climb the slippery social ladder - waiting to ponce and take your place
There comes a time when you reach a point social level is negated we all just get the same treatment when you give up work > You cant do that AT YOUR AGE _ I always ask WHY NOT?

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Laurierose

2 Years Ago

I can agree with that statement. There does come a time where there is period of settle and it does .. read more
Wild Rose

2 Years Ago

Yes we are there > Took a step sideways off the ladder



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Great poem about advancing on the social ladder. And is it really worth it in the end? Pretending you fit in when you actually just want to be yourself.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Laurierose

1 Year Ago

I agree. Climbing the social ladder is for those who haven't taken an honest step towards their own .. read more
Dawn

1 Year Ago

I do agree wholeheartedly with you Laurierose, but sometimes it far easier for some people to follow.. read more
I heard that my kind of people:) I can tell you wise about human behavior and giving back those great tools you so use as expressions to pick up face that wind be strong without the doubts. Each one of us is winners and yes it is up to us to shine. This reminds me of values:) but it also relates to the gym as well- The Stair Climber it fit it to a tee as well. Many have this fear who have never been to a gym there scared to death someone is watching but what they don't understand is all have this stone cold look on there faces who faced the fear using that fear as a fuel. Their minds focused upon bad events in life the hard words the hurts and pains. It pushes them to great victory I know I am one uses that fear and lets go of it all when I leave that gym saying that part of the past is now gone feeling proud and stronger:)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Laurierose

2 Years Ago

Sorry for the late reply! I am truly touched this piece resonated with you, Jon. Your review has sur.. read more
0000000000000000000000000000

2 Years Ago

Yeah I said that a month ago. Welcome.
lol,sounds like w/c great

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Laurierose

2 Years Ago

Thanks again!
Oh - I like THIS one... perceptively amoral. People believe werewolves are but a fable - chuckling here.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Laurierose

2 Years Ago

Oh, but I agree. There are many wolves out here disguised as compassionate individuals.It's only aft.. read more
Chris

2 Years Ago

I even give back excess change ...with a smile.
lol,well this is not the best place to find friends

Posted 2 Years Ago


Laurierose

2 Years Ago

Upon these stares, anything is possible (haha!).
midniterider

2 Years Ago

done 3 in 71
Loved every bit of it. Thank you for sharing such an amazing piece of writing!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Laurierose

2 Years Ago

Thank you for the kind review!
I like the double meaning of "stare"---
and as this exemplifies to me...be what you are...and only worry about what you think of yourself and what you do in life...if you think you matter, you do...what others think is immaterial.
j.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Laurierose

2 Years Ago

I think that's the most important message. Thank you for the engaging review.
Encouraging words in a world where so much seems to matter,Positions of importance take first place in this life.Must have degrees to amount to something in the world's eyes. Good write;-]

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Laurierose

2 Years Ago

I agree. It can be difficult to rise in a world that keeps you at your lowest. Thank you for the kin.. read more
wonderfully encouraging write. great words of wisdom. we learn from our mistakes. reminds me that there are dreamers and doers. when we fall we should get back up and dust ourselves off. thanks for sharing this ... :)

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." - Lao Tzu

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Laurierose

2 Years Ago

I love that quote! Very humbling. Thank you, Pete.
and continue to climb the ladder no matter how steep because success can be achieved with guts and courage to boost

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Laurierose

2 Years Ago

Courage can be as efficient a fuel as anything else. Thanks for the review!

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