Sofia Kioroglou

Gold Star - 10,964 Points (June 1 1974 / Athens)

Treading Water - Poem by Sofia Kioroglou

I am walking ahead and ahead
and still in the same place.
I am treading water
walking through a morass.
I think I am making progress
but I am stuck when I keep walking.

Topic(s) of this poem: progress

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Treading water

Comments about Treading Water by Sofia Kioroglou

  • Tom Allport (6/11/2017 7:28:00 AM)


    a poem of a felt situation that we have all been in at some point in our lives? ....well written (Report) Reply

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  • (5/9/2017 5:07:00 PM)


    A nice and direct way to describe a state many, if not all, human beings find themselves in at some point in the course of their life. The poem certainly appears to the reader, in a quick and witty way. Nicely done. (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Sinicrope (5/1/2016 8:52:00 PM)


    This is a very frustrating state to find oneself in! An interesting philosophical quandry. I see the idea of progressing along a course that one knows has already completed, but unable to venture off in order to achieve progress. Thanks for sharing Sofia. (Report) Reply

    Sofia Kioroglou Sofia Kioroglou (5/2/2016 5:15:00 AM)

    Thank you kindly for stopping by and reading! Your comment is greatly appreciated. Have a nice month ahead, Pamela! Be blessed!

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (4/25/2016 7:17:00 AM)


    Struggle is must to survive and progress, your poem deals with a dilemma we all see and encounter in life. A thought provoking poem, Indeed,10+++ (Report) Reply

    Sofia Kioroglou Sofia Kioroglou (4/25/2016 9:10:00 AM)

    Thank you kindly Mohammed! I am humbled

  • Susan Williams (4/22/2016 4:22:00 PM)


    Treading Water. You don't pick easy topics, do you? Treading water can be just so mundane and boring, scarcely deserving thought much less a line of poetry. Yet, isn't treading water a survival technique? You're overboard and lost in the waves and what can you do? You tread water. It is hard. It is draining. It is hardly anyone's idea of a heroic act and yet it is. If we can tread that water, though we don't go forward we don't go down. Now see what you have gone and done- -you made me reflect on this phrase! Thank you. Sofia, for always inspiring thought with your beautifully poetic words (Report) Reply

    Sofia Kioroglou Sofia Kioroglou (4/23/2016 3:21:00 AM)

    A mundane topic indeeed but it has certainly made for some good poetry. Thank you so much for your superb comment! It has really made my day! Be blessed and have an awesome weekend!

  • Denis Mair (2/24/2016 6:15:00 PM)


    Maybe you are making progress when this insight of treading water comes to you. Motion in life is relative motion. When you stop walking maybe something else is coming toward you; maybe after a hiatus you will make better progress in your walking. (Report) Reply

  • (2/18/2016 9:49:00 AM)


    A lot of mixed metaphors but the point is well made. (Report) Reply

    Sofia Kioroglou Sofia Kioroglou (2/18/2016 10:44:00 AM)

    Aww thank you for reading man! Your comment is greatly appreciated!

  • (2/1/2016 7:01:00 PM)


    Treading water is a slow process, taking time, giving us a chance to regroup and eventually get to where we're going. Great poem! 10+ Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

    Sofia Kioroglou Sofia Kioroglou (2/2/2016 3:36:00 AM)

    Aww thank you so much! Your comment is like treacle, really encouraging! I am so glad I got this response. It is nice to know how readers feel about this poem. Thank toy Roseann and hugs from Greece

  • Kewayne Wadley (12/4/2015 10:54:00 AM)


    I like what you've done here.
    This speaks in volumes. As life.
    And a dream that constantly repeats itself.
    KW
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  • Georgios Venetopoulos (11/26/2015 9:56:00 AM)


    There is either an allegory hidden in its lines or the process of an unpleasant dream. It evolves well and flows nicely! I enjoyed reading it! (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/4/2015 7:50:00 AM)


    Life is like that at times! With problems here and there. Nice work. (Report) Reply

    Sofia Kioroglou Sofia Kioroglou (11/4/2015 10:38:00 AM)

    Thank you kindly for the appreciation of my work! Have a nice evening!

  • (10/31/2015 9:34:00 AM)


    This is a classic display of wits. Good work (Report) Reply

    Sofia Kioroglou Sofia Kioroglou (10/31/2015 9:37:00 AM)

    Thank you so much! I am glad you liked it. Have a nice weekend! Greetings from Greece!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 31, 2015



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