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The Highest Degree

Updated on May 9, 2017


Challenges of life, those that seem to linger,

Always to be as close as our own little finger.

Yet, so far away, beyond an attempt to grasp,

Sometimes seem impossible, of our last gasp.


We all may gaze at the sky on a starry night,

Looking at a distant meteor, on its fiery flight.

In our minds, we may then to reach and hold,

Capture the object in our hand, there so bold.




When but a child we each play, have dreams,

Not knowing what to take as real or imaginary.

As we grow older, new goals appear, it seems,

Attaining some, though a majority, fragmentary.


Only as an adult, we see the need to progress,

Although many had rather to tarry, I do confess.

This a time for aiming, making plans to improve,

A definite picture of our next step, it to behoove.



My highest degree was now on my mind,

Then it was at hand, and only I could see.

I could not fathom it all, to be maintained,

That my finest goal, this for the life of me.


Was then I remembered, to trust in my faith,

And as I went on ahead to do my very best.

Working so hard, while each sharply focuses,

Our spirits we hold inside, to handle the rest.


Goal accomplished!
Goal accomplished!

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      whonunuwho 4 months ago from United States

      Thank you much my friend. Many blessings. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 months ago from Central Florida

      Well said, my friend. We have the power within us to determine what we get out of life and what we give.

      Beautiful piece!

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      whonunuwho 5 months ago from United States

      Thank you so much, my friend. Blessings. whonu

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      Tamara Moore 5 months ago

      Oh, I see I already previously commented. Well, I wish to repeat that I enjoy your words!

      Hugs,

      Tamara

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      whonunuwho 5 months ago from United States

      Yes my friend. Many blessings. whonu

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      Michael Milec 5 months ago

      Yes Sir, progressively we do change as the Spiri leads once we become spirituality alive and well and active.

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      whonunuwho 5 months ago from United States

      Thank you my friend. Blessings whonu

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Most inspirational.

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      whonunuwho 5 months ago from United States

      Thank you Tamara and blessings to you on this fine evening. whonu

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      Eric Dierker 5 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      A really well done piece. I like the dream nature of it.

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      Tamara Moore 5 months ago

      I really enjoy your poetry, and the meaning behind your words. Very encouraging and inspiring!

      Hugs,

      Tamara

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      whonunuwho 5 months ago from United States

      Thank you my friend, Jodah and many blessings on this fine morning. whonu

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      John Hansen 5 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Wonderful words, Whonu. Very inspirational.