A call out
A summons to engage
A contest of skill
Of strength
By its very nature
This serves as the battle call
A special effort put forth
A contest to test
There is a demand for explanation
A challenge to look past the expenditures
The treasure
The outcome of it all
There is difficulty in it
An undertakeing which will stimulate to no end
But to what end?
And will it be worth it?
From this distant angle
It doesn’t appear so
© Dicky J Loweman 2015


  1. I like your work, but I am not comfortable with this idea of rating it with a number of stars. The pieces that strike me as the most true may be those that were slightly false for you, and to whom does the real poem then belong? So don’t think I don’t appreciate what you do here. But assign it a grade? That’s not for me to do.

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