I Take The Stairs

When there's a choice
Of lift or stairs
I take the stairs

But once in a while
When I'm needing a lift
I use the lift

by Laurie Van der Hart

Comments (5)

(cont.) well, I AM THE BOSS OF THE SHOWCASES, SO I'LL DO AS I PLEASE! ! ! HA HA. BRI :)
OOPS! I MANAGED TO SAY BELOW THAT I'D PUT THIS INTO OCTOBER'S SHOWCASE AND THEN I FAILED TO DO IT! ! THIS ALSO HAPPENED WITH SOME OTHER POEMS WHICH I'D 'MISPLACED' AND LEFT OUT. BUT NOW I PLAN TO USE THIS IN DECEMBER'S SHOWCASE, OR maybe, i'll sneak them into November's, which was meant for just poems from the indian subcontinent'! ! (cont.)
as i rarely revisit a poem's page, i had not yet read your responses to my previous comments, ....OR i forgot them. hee-hee. i came here today to decide if i will use this shortie/shorty? in October's showcase. i WILL. Thanks. now i'll look for other 'lift' poem you mentioned. hope all is well enough with you. bri :)
i'm assuming there is some symbolism involved here. lift #1 = (literally) elevator AND lift #2 = (symbolically or at least not elevator! **) 'a pick-me-up'; encouragement; uplifting gesture or word [my definitions] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - at Merriam-Webster (online) i found LOTS of definitions of lift (as a noun) , and this is the one i chose: 1 a: an elevating influence b: an elevation of the spirit - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - in my 40s and 50s i sometimes would walk to the 14th floor of my parents apt. or 21 flights of steps to the to of my apt. building..........for exercise. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - OK, now i think the first stanza referred to an elevator and stanza two referred to an elevation of the spirit. to MyPoemList. bri :)
i also prefer the stairs. but the empire state building? ... -glen