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"Hills" by Eric Wayne Flynn

Updated on May 10, 2014



Children climb over the hills

Searching for an adoring eye

A sweet soul to tell them they are good

A journey to gain a sense of self

Capable of accomplishing all feats

Embarking on life

Hills, valleys, plateaus, mountains

Peaking through it's shadow is a young soul

Looking up at the hill

Ready to start his climb

He see's all the other children who've made it

The sun shining on their faces

All comfortable in it's light

Feeling the warmth of success

Golden milk from mother's breast

A pat on the head from proud papa

He see's them from the bottom and desires to feel

The same way as they on the top of the hill

Young hubris dancing at a party

He wasn't invited to

A part of him wants to be on top the mountain with the rest

The beautiful and glamorous who smile and wave to Mommy n Daddy

Look at me, look at what I can do

The young boy takes his first step up

A foot digs in to the Earth's face

Muscles n mind working on the goal

Hands holding on to a clump of grass, overlooking a cliff

At the bottom the boy now sees water and rocks

He looks up and sees the game

In motion, he keeps going

Up, up, up


Up, up, up

He won't stop going

Up, up, up

Brown, brown, brown, earth is all in his eyes

A peek a blue smacks his face, it's the sky

He has reached the top

Will he rest?


His head swivels, not to find an adoring eye

His head kicks back to see the blue

The spirits send him praise

No one else can see

Mere mortals search for skin

His head lowers back down



The journey over before it's started

Others dance by and laugh as they enjoy the fruits

The boy jumps back down to the bottom

He feels this to be home

Yet he's ready to climb

Up, up, up...again


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    • Eric Flynn profile image

      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Jodah, "striving", great word.


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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Love this poem about 'striving' Eric. Voted up.

    • Eric Flynn profile image

      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thank you and you are welcome Dana


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      Dana Tate 3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      This is a beautiful read Eric, thanks for sharing.