Laddered Life


Many see life as a road

Wide enough to share

Symbolic of our journey

Metaphorically the fare


Through peak and sunset valley

As our days wane into night

Thinking where we find ourselves

Came from choosing left or right


But life is not so easy this

A linear chart of time

A life lived to its fullest intent

Has always been a climb


A ladder of singular steps

An equal distance each one

The only question up or down

As you step to the next rung


That is the choice we must make

One of two directions, you see

Up the next rung whatever it takes

Or climb down and never be free


13 Responses to “Laddered Life”
  1. kristianw84 says:

    Always keep climbing! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Always up to the next step, for sure Brad, otherwise we may never know…a very good poem that makes one think and makes one react and grow. Cheers.

  3. beth says:

    Hopefully up!!!

  4. Jim Borden says:

    or going down to help others climb up with us…

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    Nobody’s life is one meteoric rise. It’s how we handle those down spots that help determine the outcome.

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    There is a lot of truth in what you say Brad but we have to keep climbing even if there are hard times. Sometimes we may slip due to fear but we must keep rolling as you say. Great piece, sending you lots of love, hugs, peace and a hot air balloon full of dreams full of wonderful loving people and creatures and lots of pleasant excitement my friend. Jonikins xoxoxoxo

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