poet Adeline Foster

Adeline Foster

~the Last Rung On Your Ladder

~ The Last Rung On Your Ladder


Well-up my tears in a bottle;
Fling them into the sea;
You didn’t hear my heart cry; you were looking too high.
The last rung on your ladder was me.

I was the last rung on your ladder,
Taken for granted too long.
Now, as you come down, watch that step at the ground;
The last rung on your ladder is gone.

I was sure of your love at the outset,
Sure that the future was fine;
But I woke up to find you had left me behind,
Down here at the end of the line.

I was the last rung on your ladder,
Taken for granted too long.
Now, as you come down, watch that step at the ground;
The last rung on your ladder is gone.

I was there when you needed my loving;
I only asked some of your time;
But my needs had to wait until now it’s too late.
The last rung on your ladder was mine.

I was the last rung on your ladder,
Taken for granted too long.
Now, as you come down, watch that step at the ground;
The last rung on your ladder is gone.

Topic(s) of this poem: poem

Poem Submitted: Friday, December 14, 2007
Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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  • Poetry Falcon (3/10/2016 10:27:00 AM)

    Wow! ! ! ! This is so powerful... thank you for recommending it to me. Unfortunately, it doesn't remind me of my current situation but rather my ex: /

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  • Sarah PerssonSarah Persson (3/3/2016 11:01:00 AM)

    So sad. Another stunning poem. I will be reading more of your work.

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  • Olivia .o (2/16/2016 7:35:00 PM)

    This is beautiful. Thank you for this beautiful masterpiece

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  • James Darwin Smith IiJames Darwin Smith Ii (9/26/2015 2:07:00 AM)

    Brilliantly woven, Poetic yet lyrical at the same time. very splendid! !

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  • Lauren Kjar (11/19/2012 6:37:00 PM)

    I love this poem, rings very true. I read quite a few of your poems and I'm honored to have received so many wonderful comments from such a talented writer. Keep it up and I'll keep mine up: -)

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  • Joseph Anderson (4/21/2012 11:18:00 AM)

    Your repetative emphasis onlast rung on your ladder just jells it. Sad, but Iliked it Another 10

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  • Kara Towe (12/1/2011 3:14:00 PM)

    Wow, you're right, I do like this one, (among others you have written) . Hope you find someone who respects you and never takes you for granted again. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  • Shifa Tauqir (6/7/2011 4:17:00 PM)

    I especially love the title! The repetition is interesting and really highlights the main idea

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  • Kayla Daley (3/10/2011 2:28:00 PM)

    i can see why...uh i am sorry guys are jerks huh? i loved it though great emotion and repetitive lines beautiful you are worthy of being a poetry instructor lol

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  • Pensive Phoenix (4/28/2009 6:17:00 PM)

    There is a beautiful cadence and expression in this poem. It was an enjoyable read.

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  • James B. Earley (8/1/2008 12:42:00 PM)

    An established fact......what goes up...............must..............come down!

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  • Raynette Eitel (6/9/2008 7:39:00 PM)

    I think this would be wonderful, set to music. You have written this very well and the theme is all to familiar to so many of us. Nice work.

    Raynette

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  • Linda OriLinda Ori (12/17/2007 11:33:00 PM)

    How often we fail to see what's right before our eyes, and we miss the simple gifts that hold the answers to our dreams. But they will not wait forever to be discovered, and how sad to finally realize what we've lost. A very truthful tale, beautifully written. Nice flow and lilting rhythm throughout.
    Linda :)

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