Effort Required

The Climb


Silver spoons are not involved

in my family of brass…

Despite our humble offerings

We have learned that mountains must be scaled…

ropes will be climbed…

and oceans can be crossed…

And although each challenge

may seem daunting

and even impossible…

Experience and all its wisdom

has been considerate

with its pearls…

And with each pearl

The true gift does appear…

a glimmering star that

shines a light just clear enough

to make a path

through the heartache

and sadness

too often present

in this



David L. Whitman 05/20/2012 from under a sky so blue….


31 thoughts on “Effort Required

  1. Many of your poems I can relate to. This one reminds me of how my ancestors came to USA about 100 years ago away from communism and made their way and their descendants are still striving to achieve the all American dream. But what is funny they achieved it and we are just enriching it. Thanks again David you do just a wonderful job connecting your pictures and poems with people.

    • I know sometimes things don’t work out the right way….But one thing that I am sure of is that we must put out effort and work hard….thank you for what you shared Beatrix

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