Up Hill And Down Dale by Sofia Kioroglou


I have come all this way
searched up hill and down dale
for a nook in your neck of the woods
Please don’t turn your back on me

I have travelled from so far away
come up against so many obstacles
but managed to overcome them
Please do not slam the door on my face

I have come to see life not as a box of chocolates
and I have graduated from the school of hard knocks
only to become more human than ever
and appreciate our going hence even as our coming hither

Sofia KioroglouSofia Kioroglou is a Greek poet, writer and perennial traveller to the Holy Land and Egypt. Her recent entry to the Festival for Poetry was singled out at the Best of February and her poems have been selected in the 26 Most Commented Writers Category of Pengician. Her poems can be found online and in print in Lunaris Review, In Between Hangovers, Galleon Literary Journal, Pengician, Galway Review, Verse-Virtual, Dumas de Demain, Books’ Journal, Poetic Diversity, Every Writer, Winamop and Aenaon to name but a few. She has work forthcoming this March in Basil o’ Flaherty. She was one of the winners in the International Competition of Epok.gr this January and her work won a distinction in the Poetry Contest of Unesco Club for the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece. Her work is mentioned in the Winningwriters Magazine this February.

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