No Road Too Hard

There is no road too hard
No matter the roadblocks,
No cliff too steep
Slippery may be the rocks,
Hill after hill, I climb to the top...
How arduous the task!
But hope keeps me going
At all costs...

But, it's the path downhill
That is so hard,
The gravity pulls you down
You resist each step,
Unable to break the fall...
The higher the climb,
The steeper the fall...
Greater the bruising
Greater the hurt...

But, I can't help doing
What I have to do,
I get up, brush off the dust
And again begin my task.

Year after year I climb up the hill
Hill after hill, I climb to the top...
I trudge my way up,
I drag my feet down...
But, climb I must,
Like the ant on the wall!

And thus will go on all my life
Up and down, down and up
Till I drop dead
Exhausted and spent up...
My life keeps undulating
And I keep striving...
A climb up hill, a tumbling down...

Physically, uphill laborious
Downhill a lark;
Morally, uphill so easy-
Because hope is a part,
Downhill, so difficult-
It tears you apart...

So up and down
Goes my life's path...

Author: Zoya Zaidi
Aligarh (UP) India
13.05.2015; 12.30AM
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Poetry by Zoya Zaidi
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Written on 2015-08-02 at 19:03

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Very nice. A metaphor kept throughout the whole piece.

Zoya Zaidi
Thanks folks and the editorial team for the nice comments and featuring!

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Thank you, a beautiful, wise Zoya poem, you see beauty and then transcribe it for us to see as well

Elle x

Inspirational piece, I do hope you have more ups than downs, just hold on to that title. Lovely to "see" you back on the Bay.

Another effective and powerful poem using the classic image of el camino, the road. May your journey be smooth and filled with joy. The hills and slippery slopes are just temporary and make us stronger.