Poetry | The Snail

Podcast Title

Podcast
e

Season Number

Episode Number

}

Episode Length

Minutes

Thoughts

Sometimes, the problem may not be that you are small. This is the way of the world. There has always been big and small. Weak and strong. Rich and poor, and most of the time you have no say in which pool you are tossed. Wade through tar and tears and blood and all the way you will come through, or not, but a hell of a journey you will make and you will enjoy every step like no one else, but remember, no matter how small you think you are, and all around you are giants. If you want to climb up, keep your eyes where they belong. Don’t go forward looking at your feet.

Audio Podcast

The Poem | The Snail

A snail one day got stuck
under a big pile of leaves—
well-wet to hold the rain above
too wet to suck the mud beneath.
The road seemed dark and way too long;
belief was all it took to take on,
between a crawl and one more crawl
ages would rise and ages fall.

Too dark to see the way out there—
the snail started counting the leaves.
Maybe, if one by one it shed,
the lonely land of shades, it’d leave.

Ten hundred leaves said “Those Beneath”;
another thousand said “The Rest”
Reaching to those that stood on top;
maybe, it reached out to the best.
all named or nameless leaves were put
resting on top of little snail;
with industry, it dodged them all—
one leaf was what in there was left,
to breathe, so deeply it inhaled;
so close to spit the mud below,
and clean like whales, it showed to all.

Poor snail for long the eye above
could see a foot heading its way.
Ten thousand steps it took it up
crushing the leaves and all below
was a giant couple of steps away.
Too late for it to hide or rush;
it stayed ignorant, anyway.
A moment just before the crush,
the snail teethed out of the last leaf its head
a gnawing shadow above it grew—
it looked up;
it was already too late.

Unlock the full power & benefits of English Plus! Get all the EXCLUSIVE premium content! Become a patron today!

Are you serious about keeping your brain fit?

Brain Fitness Puzzles and Activities Series

Check out my Brain Fitness Puzzles and Games book series.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Want more like this post?

Poetry | Pyramid

Poetry | Pyramid

How is the world classified today? Has it changed since ancient history or is it still the same, and more importantly who is to blame. Enjoy my poem, Pyramid, from my poetry collection, The War Edition in this episode of Poetry from English Plus Podcast.

Poetry | Bombardment

Poetry | Bombardment

What can be the thinking of an officer ordered to drop a bomb on a place teeming with civilians and life, but that’s an order. Bombardment is the poem I chose for today’s Poetry episode.

Poetry | War Against Everybody

Poetry | War Against Everybody

Have you ever waged any kind of war and you were too angry to question why you have waged this war and against whom? Today’s poem is War Against Everybody from Chaos poetry collection by Danny Ballan.

Poetry | Curly

Poetry | Curly

Poets are dreamers, idiots who believe in their own worlds and can sharpen their imagination to reach unbelievable depths, but they pretty much live there on their own. Curly is a new poem by Danny from English Plus Podcast.

Poetry | To A Stranger

Poetry | To A Stranger

To all strangers who are reading or listening to this poem, I salute you. Without you, I could have never called myself a writer. I dedicate this poem to you.

Poetry | Life in a Cubicle

Poetry | Life in a Cubicle

What does life in a cubicle feel like? Have you ever worked in a cubicle? Do you know what it feels like? A lot of people know what I am talking about, and this poem is dedicated to them.

Poetry | To Err Is Man

Poetry | To Err Is Man

Unless you want to love a saint, you know that I am a man. My mistakes are the ones that built me. My mistakes are who I am. I am not proud of any, but neither am I ashamed. I owe it to myself to love who I am and strive to be the best, but accept that I may never be. Take me for I am for I cannot be another man.

Poetry | Unfinished Love

Poetry | Unfinished Love

When you seek satisfaction, remember you are not the only one. Everyone else wants that, too. Men are like women, they both need love and affection, but when one is satisfied, the other may be not.

Poetry | A Blind Believer

Poetry | A Blind Believer

If you can’t find a god to believe in, make one and better yet, make all kneel before him and despair. Why do you have to find a god so quickly so that you become a believer tomorrow. It is a journey.

English Plus Magazine Issue 01 Final Draft_Page_01

Subscribe to my mailing list and get a free copy of English Plus Magazine 2022 every month!

Get a free monthly copy of English Plus Magazine and selected premium content that will be shared only with my mailing list subscribers.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest