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  A Day in the Maze
by Janet P Caldwell
Saturday, August 02, 2008
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An OLD poem that Alan & I wrote together in 2002. Posting it for fun, we came through all of this and grabbed the prize.

When did it turn into a race?

This last stretch has been exceptionally hard
we're short of breath, cramping and stumbling.
God, doncha just want to turn around, go
back, walk off?

I don't think that you can, neither can I.
Got to cross the finish line.
Just stubborn, both of us.

I've got to admit though, it feels
like we've bitten off more than we can chew.
Spittle flying, jaws aching, throat tight.

I'm so tired, I don't like marathons
or sprinting. I'm not used to running
hard. The prize is huge, just ahead
maybe within our reach.

Could we walk awhile or just rest?
Would that be okay? I heard a rumor
that the race for the cheese is over.
The rats won.

Caldwell Phillips Copyright 2002-2008

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Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE 8/15/2009
Good to the last cheesy ending! Definitely not an effortless effort. How long did it take you to write this?
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 9/21/2008
interesting read
Reviewed by Sandra Hartsell 8/16/2008
I like this. We all get tried in life and sometimes we wonder why we keep going. I went to Niagara Falls this week and the inspiration of seeing the peaceful falls was breathtaking. The rushing waters were humbling to see. Thank you for sharing your poems. We are all stubborn, as we wait on the lord and continue on life Journey.
Reviewed by Dale Clark 8/12/2008
lol...the rats always win eh ;)
Always love your work Janet!
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 8/3/2008
Rats Always Win...You Didn't Lose Either,ie.Just Think I Janet Will Collect!

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 8/3/2008
I couldn't run an inch at this time
Enjoyed the read
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/3/2008
We can't keep rats away from the cheese!;-)Superb collab and so good to read you again, Janet! Welcome back!...ET
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 8/3/2008
A very good poem :-).take care

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/3/2008
I heard a rumor
that the race for the cheese is over.
The rats won.

I heard the very same thing.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/3/2008
EXceallant metaphoric prose that so wonderfully describes the way we as humans all too often go through we even need to enter such a race I question myself at times. Well done Janet and Allend a poem that was defiantely worth repeating.
Reviewed by Miller Caldwell 8/3/2008
Let the rats win the rat race.
Go at your own chosen pace
keep alive to the memory
Of winning that race...but it wasn't you?
Just remember next week at Beigeng. Many will start
Only one will win. But All Took Part.
Janet, you will always be a winner.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/2/2008
I find the ending particularly sobering, Janet. Well done. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/2/2008
Worth the race: the pain, the struggle, the road to the finish line: you take the Gold! Excellent, nice to see you again, you've been missed!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 8/2/2008
So glad you grabbed the prize, Jan! The road can be tough indeed, so is the race.

Good to read your words/thoughts again.

Love and thanks,
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 8/2/2008
For some reasons this one reminds me of the story of the Rabbit and the tortoise. Cute little write!

Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/2/2008
...or the rats will eventually win...e
Reviewed by Jill curry (Reader) 8/2/2008
cute..really loved this one
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/2/2008
Love it; love the ending especially! Very well penned, Janet!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :D

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