Bernard Kennedy

Rookie - 178 Points (20 May 1956 / Dublin)

Ambition - Poem by Bernard Kennedy

The trouble with the greasy pole is this,
its slippage demands, you stand,
on someone elses shoulder,
for balance,
and tightly must you hold
the ankles above and maybe the shoes.
The one above too does the same.
The position is precarious,
should slippage come, and grip
slip,
and then like Icarus
you slide.

The pole is not so good,
it is a greasy pole.


Comments about Ambition by Bernard Kennedy

  • Rookie Jay Gandhi (3/15/2012 12:04:00 PM)

    this is poetry in its elements....
    just beautiful... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 28, 2014


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