Ordinarily Extraordinary

How far must you travel

before they say you are worldly?

How hard must you work

before the monument is built?

What does it take to impress them?

Two short decades of accomplishment

fall short of glory by a signature on paper,

gain near-respect but are merely acknowledged.

Excellence becomes standard,

and standard becomes unacceptable.

Achievement is expected,

but not recognized when it is provided.

How much farther would encouragement

carry the gold pyramid cap

than criticism of how far it was dragged

by the young, weary workers?


About The Lost Poet

I write because I find inspiration. It is my hope that through my writing some connections may be felt. Everything I write comes from my experiences with life, and with the people that I love. I try to remember to see myself in everyone, and everyone in myself.
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