One Step Closer

If you can knock the mud from you boots

and plant them another step,

I will do the same.

There are blister and splinters in these fingers

but they can managed one more rung.

Lend me your lungs

and I’ll give you my breath.

It’s not quite meeting in the middle

but we’re also not finished yet.

Daily Post: Compromise

I write a post about not using rhyme very often in my poetry and now I end up writing a rhyme filled poem. How’s that for irony?


  1. This is great. I enjoy free verse full of slant rhyme. I’d say more than this, but there are two people in the room shouting their heads off, so I can’t think straight 😉


    1. I understand, I was trying to write the bit at the end of the post and my other half started singing ‘the perfect boob song’ at me. Then asking how I didn’t know what ‘the perfect boob song’ was.


    1. I don’t normally rhyme actually, this is an oddity for me. I am trying to step out of my comfort zone this year though but with entering more competitions instead. I entered a slam poetry contest for the first time a couple of weeks back and adored it.


    1. Thank you, it was my second attempt at the prompt. Wasn’t happy with the first one. If you’ve got time I’d love to hear your thoughts on some of the other poems. I’m trying to pull together twenty-four pages for a pamphlet competition with the deadline of March 1st


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