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The Fool

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The Fool

There is more than one fool on the hill
I know because I am one of those fools
I am a fool who stands upon his own hill
So proud of my hill, so proud to be a fool

So proud to have hit rock-bottom
then to have climbed back up
and fallen again
and climbed back up again...
because what matters is not the fall
but the climb back up...

So proud to have crashed and burned
and risen from the ashes and healed
then to have crashed and burned again
and risen again and healed again...
because what matters is not the crash
but the rising again and healing again...

So go ahead, my friend
go ahead, chuckle and shake your head
but we are very much alike, you and I
The only difference between you and I
is that I KNOW I stand alone upon my hill
and you do not yet see that
you stand alone and perfectly still
upon your own...

Based on the Beatles song 'The Fool on the Hill'

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  1. Date: 2/10/2014 6:12:00 PM
    Loving it Tim, I know this song very well. Congrats on the old win...SKAT

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 11:35:00 PM
    What a lovely poem and a fine win. Congrats on the win,Tim

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 2:58:00 PM
    A fool you are not.......for only a fool does not know he is a fool......one who admits to being foolish, cannot be a fool.......you are more cool, than foolish.....:) Excellent song to pay tribute to......you rule !!

  1. Date: 10/25/2013 1:26:00 PM
    Hi Tim I am sorry I have been out of the loop for so long, I hope I can back into sync soon but many congratulations on your win xx

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 1:02:00 PM
    Hi Tim, :) Enjoyed your free verse win.......... Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 12:33:00 PM
    Congrats on your win !!

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 10:32:00 AM
    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go!!!Sara

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:41:00 AM
    Congrad's on your win free verse is a favorite form of mine. Yes and no cher, we are only alone if we don't realize we are part of the body of the universe which is God ;) & hey what am I and your family, and friends we're with you! Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:18:00 AM
    very creative poem you have crafted...congrats on your win Tim :)

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 7:06:00 AM
    Tim this is exceptional love it congrats on a fine win Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 2:30:00 PM
    An amazing write. AWEsome to the core. So glad I read this today. Keep climbing those hills ! Congrats on the win :)

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 10:27:00 AM
    You of all people, are wise,....but NOT a fool........because a fool doesn't see that he has been foolish! A wise man, (as you are)......is wise enough to crash and burn....heal, and rise.....and come out laughing ! You have a way of making the rest of us smile ! Loved this the first time...and still do !

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 9:26:00 AM
    Your poem is a great tribute to the song! CTB

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 11:15:00 PM
    congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 10:20:00 PM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Tim

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 9:10:00 PM
    love it TIM, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thanks for supporting my "FREE VERSE" contest <----- Had fun reading your WIN!! If you'd like:-) Enjoy my latest blog! "THE FOOL" :) AT -----> http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=17055&PoetID=18720 xoxox-------take care & enjoy your coming week. <3 Linda <3

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 7:54:00 PM
    Tim,... enjoyed every entry on the winning list... congratulations in "The Highlander contest" ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 10:08:00 PM
    Hello Tim, . CONGRATULATIONS!!! ---- in Nathan's "There can be only one" contest... always LINDA

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 8:32:00 PM
    congrats nate

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 2:06:00 PM
    Congratulations, with the poem and thoughts about YOU. LOVE ~SKAT~

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