Abdulrasheed Dawodu


One More Step


I ran ran ran
As fast fast fast
Faster than I thought I could
No strength nor effort, I spared
Just to reach the finish line

Waiting for me on the line
A reward so great
Also a golden trophy
So beautiful, pearl-like
All of it must be mine

Ran out of breath
Gasped for air
Though not willing to let go
As the golden trophy beckoned

But, just before the race was up
Right before the whistle was sounded
I paused for a while
I got overwhelmed
And subjected myself to the peering eyes
Of the cheering crowd

If only I knew
The next step of determination
Would take me to the finish line
I would have endured the stress
I would have taken
Just one more step

Submitted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (One More Step by Abdulrasheed Dawodu )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Laws of Love!, SALINI NAIR
  2. The unfinished Haiku, felix lama
  3. ये ख़ामोशी के अफ़साने, Jaideep Joshi
  4. ये ख़ामोशी के अफ़साने, Jaideep Joshi
  5. Red, cadance cunningham
  6. In Emily Dickinson's Poetry, Steve Lang
  7. Shall we dance?, kolawole ogunfowokan
  8. Squirrel, gajanan mishra
  9. Democrats, Aftab Alam
  10. Light Fingers, Ron Slate

Poem of the Day

poet Charles Stuart Calverley

He stood, a worn-out City clerk —
Who'd toil'd, and seen no holiday,
For forty years from dawn to dark —
Alone beside Caermarthen Bay.
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Limbo, Seamus Heaney
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Peace. A Study, Charles Stuart Calverley
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Television, Roald Dahl
  8. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  9. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]