One step at a time

One foot in front of the other

Keep your head up

Above and out of the water

I’m forging ahead

and I’m …

Making it farther and further

Pushing through

But I’m so tired and battered

I wanna rest

Take a break

Have peace take me over

No thoughts

Or worries to even matter

Can I sit for a while

Prop my feet up

And take in the view?

Todays poetry contest submission was written by Bethany Ratliff.


Do you think it could possibly be one of the best new poems of 2014?