Photo Challenge #168 – Plodding Along


Image: Cetrobo

As if the flat was hard enough

The suggestion of mountain ranges

Wading upstream amidst natures predators

Was too much to contemplate.

He was a plain man

Beset with faults and flaws

With social skills that struggled to be seen

He avoided the public eye

Kept to himself

Let words escape, revealing snippets

Not too much should people talk

Hidden away under the world

Safe from scrutiny

Harbouring the pain of growing up

A freak unable to connect

Ignored and the butt of many a joke.

The words of the boys haunted him

“The Creep from the Deep’.

The road ahead was flat,

He liked it that way

No one noticed, or cared,

So, he plodded along.


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8 Responses to Photo Challenge #168 – Plodding Along

  1. willowdot21 says:

    And do you know what? He got there!

  2. scribblersdip says:

    my comment disappeared – wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

    right then, in summary – Creep from the Deep was a real arc in this piece, certainly caught my attention ….

    as for the rest, it was semi-zen but not really, so yeah, your FB find? it could be said of most, depending on point of view, of course, but it depends on how we understand and define “nothing” ….

    • Michael says:

      Yes that’s a really good point Pat….especially when you are aware that nothing can in fact be something…

      • scribblersdip says:

        oh, and just because I might have not been clear, when I said the rest was semi-zen, I was referring to my lost comment …. just caught this now, in case there was any confusion, not your piece, but my lost comment …. I swear if my head wasn’t screwed on to my body, it would be sitting on a garbage heap somewhere, baking itself into dust!

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