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High Ropes

by Eva St. Clair March 30, 2016 1 min read

by Maisie, age 11

Up the stairs-
feeling the platform rock.
Ropes quivering,
clips clinking.
One foot gently in front of
the other.
Swaying in the breeze,
I walk across the rope.
Feel the ropes sway.
Stop.
One foot
gently
in front of the other
again.
Feeling wind-
urging myself forward.
Feel a sway as
someone walks
behind me.
A rush of excitement.
My feet on the platform
reaching carefully-
stepping over.
Clink, clink.
I can move on.
I step on a rope-
swaying.
Now for the next.
Stepping-
Swaying-
Wobbling-
Continuing.
Back and forth.
Stepping up.
The platform,
firm and solid
beneath my feet.
One solid beam.
Going forward.
Wobbling-
Bouncing.
Reaching up.
Stepping forward.
Click, click.
Clack, clack.
Forward.
Continue.
Bounce.
Rock.
Sway.
I feel it all
as I walk
across the beam.
Platform again.
Clink, clank.
Grabbing on.
Going down.
Wind rushing around me
swinging and swaying
down the zipline.
Hanging,
dangling,
going down-
Standing up.
Confidence surrounding me.
I did it.

Thank you so much for sharing your poem with us, Maisie! 

We love hearing from our customers. We love hearing about the awesome things their girls are doing and thinking and wearing and writing so we're starting to share some of the awesomeness with all of you! We're sharing pieces of writing - stories, poems, essays - done by awesome girls on a regular basis. Contact us at info@princess-awesome.com to submit!

Eva St. Clair
Eva St. Clair

Eva St. Clair is a co-founder of Princess Awesome and the company's Chief Creative Officer. She and her husband are raising four kids outside of Washington, DC.


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