Upward Climb
23 May, 2002
author: Rebecca Ditch-Hammack (aka Dreamer)


I started at the bottom
Not knowing if I'd reach the top
With each step I took
I got closer to the spot

It didn't look that steep at first
Until I got up higher
Then I realized there was another hill
I thought I would expire

Though taking more than several rests
I climbed each graduating hill
I knew that if I took my time
My goal I would fulfill

So I took a few more steps
Resting till my heart re-slowed
Then starting again once more
I was back to climbing mode

My husband stayed ahead of me
By maybe 20 feet
Goading me with what I couldn't see
This hill I was determined to beat

I finished the last few steps it took
Reaching my goal felt so good
I think I can, I think I can
Turned to Yes! I knew I could


Comments on this poem/writing:

Laura ( -- Tuesday, March 2 2004, 12:04 am

release information sought

Would it be ok to use this poem with one word altered, for a fifth grade graduation ceremony? Substitute the word teacher for husband Laura
Kushal Chachan ( -- Monday, September 15 2014, 03:45 pm

Nice poem

Its a nice poem. I got to know about this when I was searching google for one word substitution of upward climb. I read it, outstanding lines by the poet.

Thanks and Regards
Kushal Chachan
Name:                                           Remember Me

Comment Title:

Comment / Ammendment:

Please complete the recaptcha below for spam prevention:

Click here to read other Poems by Dreamer


Poetic Dreams Next Back Submit a Poem New This Week Home

Copyright © 2021-1999 by Rebecca R. Hammack
All rights reserved. No poetry on this website maybe used or reproduced in any manner without written permission of the publisher.
For release information please e-mail