The Climb

One foot, then the other.
A slip and a slide and a crash.
Try it again.
One foot, then the other.
Forever and always it will be:
One foot, and then the other.
You can do it!
Try it again.

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He called back to her:
Don’t come up here!
It’s too dangerous!
With not even a hint of baby in his voice.
Nothing here but big boy, brave and fierce.

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But she would not be swayed.
One foot, then the other.
She babbled back at him.
With her baby words and her not-so-baby body.
Nothing here but growing girl, brave and fierce.

2 Responses to The Climb
  1. Angela (Grandma)
    January 17, 2013 | 5:54 pm

    Those are some awesome kids you have!

  2. CathyMartin
    January 17, 2013 | 9:56 pm