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Alexander (Kickit Challenge)

A thousand steps
Walking a crooked fence
Am I the only one to say?
This is my miserable penance
A million smiles
Crushed beneath my feet
Yet this crooked fence
Meanders for miles and miles
Can this be the future?
I saw so much in dreams
Where every single face
Shouts to me a million screams
Did I not conquer?
All of known mankind
Yet the crooked fence
Still conquers my mind
I took the boundaries
Far beyond Macedon
Yet a thousand steps
Was never enough Kingdom
For every single man
Would build his own crooked fence
And a thousand steps
Can never cover destiny

If I could have conquered the heavens
Within a thousand steps
And bound all of the stars
Within a crooked fence
Then would I truly have been King
But walking a thousand steps
Along a crooked fence
Would be a million screams too far
For me to face my destiny
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Posted: Jul 2012
About this poem:
I have seen some lovely poems on this great theme from Kickit. I have tried to envisage that no matter how great you may be you still walk your own crooked fence.
Rob

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jazzy75
Love it Rob! There is much embedded here....hug
kickit22
Hi Rob

for every single man would build his own crooked fence and a thousand steps never cover destiny, so true rob. another great interpretation of the thousand step crooked fence challenge.

kickit..
Ahyra
Wow, love it Rob thumbs up teddybear
Poetnumber1
Well done my friend,i see you have met the challenge with easevery happy M.M
poppyred
A million smiles to this one Rob. applause cheering banana
Odette67
A thousand steps
Walking a crooked fence
Am I the only one to say?
This is my miserable penance
A million smiles
Crushed beneath my feet
Yet this crooked fence
Meanders for miles and miles
Can this be the future?

Much to ponder in this poem Rob...Very good. hug purple heart
Macduff5
Hi Rob,

Good to see you back in form. A great contribution to the challenge. So much to think about with this one. Well done mate. cheers
Yankee4youonline today!
This is a wonderful interpretation...and makes me think how orderly we try to make life out of such disorder...truly a wonderful thought provoking idea...beer
gnj4u
Hi, trurorob,
Hopefully, lessons can be learned from the journey of one who would be "King of Kings". And a thousand steps Can never cover destiny... but, it is a beginning. Thanks for joining the journey of A thousand steps...
windyweatherly
This is very pougnant write Rob and thanks for the read

Windy
cherryreggae
Lovely write...heartfelt!!! Ty for shaing handshake hug teddybear
orientalkoru
Thought provoking...awesome read! Thank you Rob for your beautiful thoughts!teddybear cheers
soulgoddess
Wonderful thoughts!heart wings
trurorobonline now!
Thanks buddy, glad you saw it that way.
Rob
AngelicGreenEyes
hello there

*Congratulations*

A beautifully penned write.Such a pleasure to read.Thank you for sharing.


Kind regards
Angel
sophiasummer
A crooked Fence 1000

A failure
of certain execution

the hero
was indeed
rid of his cries

when dusk appeared
no boundary would lie

Caution-
Some decent

The breath in the wall
was a gash

But welcoming

Of many
to a destiny
of such proven steps

A much tried hero

"fare thee well"
for now
The rain has poured


Once upon

such wonderfully
toured


As thou shalt own with all my heart
My bow of arrows
wing their way

words of midnight
frozen hands
A best gift to a man who's work was done.

Loving of the land
Swooping down on brightness

There on the edge

We flew apart
yet rendered love
but miles
culled

he looked no longer for the fear
as his fences
were never more

Fast and far the hero flew
The knowing
of all that is good.

Knowing inside
A crooked fence

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Thanks Kickit, enjoyed the challenge.
Rob
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Thank you Elena, wish you would come back, love your soft touch to poetry.
Rob
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Cheers MM
Rob
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Thanks Kat, hope things are good for you in Perth
Rob
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Thank you Odette
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Thanks Rob
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Thanks Chris
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Thank you Joy
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Thank you WindyWeatherly
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Thank you Cherryreggae
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Thanks Oriental Lady
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Thank you Soulgoddesss my friend
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Thank you Angel
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Thanks Soph, where are you??
Rob
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