Treasure Island

Luke Easter

(Cleveland, Ohio)


"A standard by which something can be measured or judged, "
When on that premise under no circumstance will you budge,
Measured according to certain standards in order to compare,
However, not by just arriving first class but to keep you there.

Elevation used as a reference point in observations and surveys,
While determining an avenue to approach in the strongest way,
Upon the pinnacle of success only seen from a mountain peak,
Where the air is so thin only Eagles will dare to rest their beak.

Alignment according to specifications so as to vastly improve,
Comparable accountability and it contemplates the right move,
Whereas, the fork in the road has now become a one way street,
No one can launch a surprise attack face to face you must meet.

The student learns from the teacher and not the other way around,
Those who raise the bar may only do so standing on solid ground,
An Eagle spots a dime a hundred yards away from an aerial view,
While a sermon is preached from the pulpit and not from the pew.

A Hall Of Fame requires credentials far and above all of the rest,
Ah, what foundation would be stable if it accepted anything less?
There should always be a comparison test to let everybody know,
Taste difference between cream & milk like the Pro's & the Joe's.

In a fierce battle or an immense struggle cream will rise to the top,
There is no such thing as stuck in the middle, you quit or you stopped,
Wars are fought on the battlefield, not at the beach, nor in the park,
Whether you lead or follow make sure victory sets the, 'Benchmark.'

Submitted: Thursday, January 31, 2013
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