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“I Break Not Ice” – Promote Yourself


I struggle
Through caverns of bright ideas
Crawling, bleeding
Embodied footprints of blissful imagination
All the while crying
Streams of happy achievements
The thought of which
Pulses of prestige and liberty

Yet I am headstrong
Through thick and thicker
Under the daunting peaks
Of my own vast and jagged Mountainous standards

Upon the wound of winter’s jaw
Scabs persistent elasticity
I shall not be as small
As I am
As these cliffs judge me to be
Nay say I

I struggle
Past ranges of brilliance
Marching, singing
Cadence worthy of the wolves
Loudly blaring my intentions
To surpass all who have blazed the trail
That I now reinforce
But aim to overlook

Yet I am headstrong
Rising and climbing
Reducing the gravity
Of comparing and contrasting
Standards versus mine own

Past the frigid grip of glaciers
I break not ice
But myself
As I am
As these cliffs judge me to be
Nay say I

I struggle
From the treeline of hesitation
Panting, gasping
Huddled with exhaustion and company
Utilizing the heat of my desire
For fuel in my continuing trek
The summit is in view
Beaming with beautiful freedom

Yet I was headstrong
Until the site
For which I fought so tenaciously
To reach and hold
Was in my arms

Under my callused feet
I stumble onto my height
Do I now cease
As I am
As these cliffs judge me to be
Nay say I

I struggle anew
*by Cody A. Conklin

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I’m a 22 year old Colorado native. I’m currently a Gas Turbine Electrician in the US Navy. Poetry is my dry land.

About poetreecreations

I am an author writer publisher web administrator I run poetry workshops in the community. My published Manners childrens poetry book can be found at

2 responses

  1. Wonderful…I really liked it!


  2. this is super!!!!!!!! wow..


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