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Souls and Scales, Slime and Time

Poem for Each of Us--Read if you like

By K.H. ObergfollPublished about a year ago Updated 9 months ago 1 min read
Souls and Scales, Slime and Time
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Pennies for thoughts on aimless advice,

Focus on greatness and don't forget to fly.

There are great roaming minds consumed with their vice,

Some of them ponder and some of them die...

Even the great wallow alone in their beds,

All of their time stuck in their head.


Where is here, where is there?

Is it better or worse to have more or have less?

I ask you to pause, I ask you to beg. I ask you to be different, to be you instead.

When we scoff at our neighbors Sunday's best, think of these words and remember you're blessed.

Think not to balk at your pigeon toes and that old ruched buckle dress

Smile and hold your heads high above the rest.

We are packaged perfect in our own little mess

Keep trying and fighting and doing your best.


As you continue writing, inspiring and all the rest...

Think about what is it that makes you care,

Do you live in floating worlds with magic homes and talking bears

or do you swim amidst the sea with soaring birds?

Time and Minds are our greatest threat

Ashen fires smoulder our ghostly temptress.

Be it a test, a muse, a rouse, or a lovely house-guest.

We feel the pity, we feel the test

For as we wander, as we try, we find ourselves amidst the sky...


About the Creator

K.H. Obergfoll

Writing my escape, my future…if you like what you read—leave a comment, an encouraging tip, or a heart—I’m always looking to improve, let me know if there is anything I can do better.

& above all—thank you for your time

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  • Paul Stewart9 months ago

    Oh, loved this! Enjoyed the flow, the lessons, and the rhymes! Great job!

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