Stepping Stones

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:59 -- RKot

A year ago, a student fancied reaching a goal

That lies beyond many stepping stones in the way

He worked with determination to meet the first stone

But his gait betrayed a sway

His determination was admirable 

But the wide-eyed student tired himself working aimlessly

The first stone was reached, but only after exhaustion

Now, the student is not naive

His focus is efficient like a sharpened katana

He looks into the horizon, where his goal lies. He is

A seasoned general who plans ten moves into the future

The student grits his teeth, narrows his eyes, and continues on

For the second stepping stone lies far beyond the first

This poem is about: 
Me

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