The Ladder

The Ladder

A Poem by A.Lee

I’m climbing a never ending ladder

But the higher I go, the harder I fall

It doesn’t matter if I can see the end

Because whenever I’m almost there

You gently push me back

Then wave and smile and tell me

How lovely it is to be you

To have everything you want

And everything you need

And how you’re so so sorry

It must suck to be me

You never hold your hand out

You never throw a rope

Just watch and pretend to be sympathetic

I’m just some freaking joke

You complain because I climb too slow

Watch as the splinters cut my hands

When I go faster you shrug and fold your arms

Because you need to see more effort

Before you’ll lend a helping hand

When I stop to take a breath

You say I must keep moving

When I fall you just look down at me

And shake your head my way

Then you go back to loving you

Because I just don’t matter
I’m just not good enough

It doesn’t matter how hard I try

I’m trying to climb life’s ladder

But no matter what I do

I’ll never reach the top

Without a little help from you

© 2010 A.Lee


Author's Note

A.Lee
Okay... comments & criticism welcome, but don't ask me to change anything in this one (unless its a typo). I wrote it all in one angry spew and this is just how it came out. But I feel a little better now that I'm done :D

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I have always believe that when a person writes in a true emotional way - be it angry, sad, or happy, the writing always turns out truthful and beatiful even though there would show some grammatical error. But I doubt it will contain some error because it's from your heart.

I sensed pure emotions through your writing. Very well written.


Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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A lot of emotion in this piece, and it's very universal, it always seems as soon as we get ahead in life something knocks us back down but maybe it's to keep up in our place, to makes us remember who we are and where we came from (that's just my opinion.) Overall a nice write, keep it up, I love reading your work. :)

Posted 14 Years Ago


I thought this was a nice poem. I thought it was emotional. I liked emotional poems cause I know what a person is feeling like. Most poems are good when they are full of emotion.

Posted 14 Years Ago


Creative writing is most always an outlet of some kind, so this one just happens to a vent for some anger you experienced one day. There's nothing wrong with that--I'd even say it's healthy. Good for you.

Posted 14 Years Ago


Wow! This is such a powerful piece. I have tried to climb that ladder many times in my life. Finally I just gave up and humbly I kicked that ladder down; Hoping this will force those who long so to point out my struggles of trying to better my life, to jump down to my level and see it from a level playing field.

Great piece!
RLG,
Tommy



Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow. This poem grabbed a hold of me and shook me violently. There are so many emotions in this poem that made me feel like you were talking directly to me. We all have had these trials in our lives and you let us all know that you understand. This poem is superb and creates a special bond with the reader.

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hehehe angry spewage. Writings like these are a jewel being that most of them can only be written in the present mood. You couldnt have possibly conjured this up in any other way or it wouldnt have been the same trying to think about how you felt in your mind when youre angry. Great write!

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

WOW!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! This moved me n' touched little hurt places in my heart I didn't know were hurtin'! Beautiful n' bitter n' bittersweet n' baleful n' blatantly basking in some bad-a*s mood but still, still, still climbing that ladder....Man, if that ain't a metaphor for life, I dunno what IZ!

Fantastic, Cattle Rain. Just FANTASTIC! ㋡

Posted 14 Years Ago


I have always believe that when a person writes in a true emotional way - be it angry, sad, or happy, the writing always turns out truthful and beatiful even though there would show some grammatical error. But I doubt it will contain some error because it's from your heart.

I sensed pure emotions through your writing. Very well written.


Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

writing through anger is a good way to release tention.
good job! thanks for kind review, too.

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like the poem. We need people to support us in a life. We must return the favor to our children and family. I like the strength and format of the poem. A outstanding poem.
Coyote


Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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A.Lee
A.Lee

Monroe, GA



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