One Spoke


I am but one spoke in the wheel.
I carry only a small portion of the load.
The wheel could function without me.
It sustains itself as a whole.

I am but one spoke in the wheel.
I do my part.
I carry my share of the load.
I hold strong.

We are but spokes in a wheel.
We support one another.
We rely on one another.
We work together to carry a load that
none of us could sustain on our own.

Without each spoke,
the wheel weakens.
Without us all, the wheel would collapse.
The vehicle’s motion would cease.

We cannot steer the vehicle.
We must rely on other mechanisms to
choose our direction.
We must trust in others, as others trust in us.

Together, in faith, we make the journey.


The Daily Post weekly photo challenge: Weathered

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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25 Responses to One Spoke

  1. JANE says:

    Outstanding imagery to support the profound thoughts expressed in your poem.💕

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  2. Deb Whittam says:

    Really enjoyed your poem.

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  3. Nice perspectives on both photos.

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  4. Morgan says:

    Wonderful verse and sentiment 🙂

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  5. Peggy Lemmer says:

    Very nice. 🙂

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  6. I have always imagined humanity like that. Wonderful poem and great images

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  8. susielindau says:

    Love it, Maggie! It’s so true.

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  9. WaltPage says:

    If only all of us felt that way, what a wonderful world it would be 😊💛

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  10. Wolfe Butler says:

    I really enjoyed this poem. It is so easy to feel like just one person with little value. The picture took me back to my childhood and an old tractor that sat rusting behind our farm.

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  11. Frank Prem says:

    Hi Maggie. Just popped across via the link at Susie’s. Nice pics to go with your verse. Good job.

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