A Poem by Ken Page



Once I drove myself up a road,

with quite a heavy load,

and my progress slowed,


but upward I rode!


Once I rowed myself up a creek,

it was looking rather bleak,

after nearly a week,

when I got a leak,


But I stayed on that creek!


Once I pulled myself up a rope,

it was greased with soap,

I thought I could not cope,

there really seemed no hope,


But I went up that rope!


Once I swam across a swampy lake,

I followed in the wake,

of a very large snake,

my nerves began to quake,


But I crossed that damned lake!


Once I crawled through a thorny bush,

in the Hindu Kush,

like a cruel ambush,

tearing up my tush.


But I got through that bush!


Once I crossed a wide morass,

now I had courage and sass.

I was made of iron and brass

and ever swelling confidence!


So, I jumped over a deep crevasse,

the ice was as slick as glass.

but I was full of much arrogance

so, I fell, 

and I busted my a*s!

© 2020 Ken Page

Author's Note

Ken Page
Please, I'm new to writing. Please be gentle. Thank you!

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Added on January 13, 2020
Last Updated on January 13, 2020
Tags: poetry, absurd, funny, poem, things, think, confidence, overconfidence


Ken Page
Ken Page

Chattanooga, TN

I'm a visual artist who has tried periodically to write. But the latest period appears to have legs and I've been after it more consistently and seriously. more..

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