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Radio Poets 2018: Jhonny Rodriguez, "Rock Climber"

Johnny Rodriguez, a student at E R Taylor School in San Francisco. (AmericaScores)


Rock Climber

By Johnny Rodrguez, Marshall Elementary School   


I used to rely on the hardness and the safety it gave me until, it disappeared. 
Now, I rely on my fingers who keep me safe and stable.

One slip and I fall to my doom.

Deep down inside I am scared, but on the out I try my best to show my bravery.

I continue to climb this endless mountain

my foot slips

my fingers weaken

they are my only hope

my fingers start to slip

I swing my foot in one last desperate attempt of survival

it's not enough.

Fear grips my heart

I fall

I snap out of it with the instructor calling my name

"Jhonny are you ready for the mountain climb?".

music: Tic-Tac-Doe by Booker T And The MGs