How Long Is a Piece of String

I followed the string
All the way until
I found the knot
Where it was tied
To some ribbon.
I crept along side
The ribbon, for
An age or more,
Until I found
The bow
That tied it to
Some slender lace.
I ran next to the
Lace, eager to find
Where this tangled
Trail would end.
Eventually I found
A loop in the lace,
That went round
And round
So I didn’t know
If I was running the
Right way.

I’m still going,
I’ll keep going,
Till I find the end,
Or the string again.

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One thought on “How Long Is a Piece of String

  1. How frustrating it is to set ambitions and goals, and to never realise their accomplishment…

    I love the line structure of this poem, neatly tied in the middle around ‘The Bow’ – a subtle and clever twist! 🙂

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