Learning the Ropes of a Trade

Learning the ropes of a trade

First, you see yourself as a master,
with all the glory awaiting you when learning is over.
Then, you dive in apprenticeship, and time slips away –
from chore to task, to duty, to struggle, and to frustration.

Until youngsters start asking “Why you joined?”
And you don’t know.

Learning the ropes of a trade is in reality tedious,
with no shine or glamour attached to its course.
Only masters finally know.


This short poetic piece was written in answer to Wednesday Prompt #449 dated 15 August 2018 – Learning … Poem.
Just keeping the juices in motion.

Author: soul mary

Writer, poet and reader