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~I Choose the Mountain~

The low lands call
I am tempted to answer
They are offering me a free dwelling
Without having to conquer

The massive mountain makes its move
Beckoning me to ascend
A much more difficult path
To get up the slippery bend

I cannot choose both
I have a choice to make
I must be wise
This will determine my fate

I choose, I choose the mountain
With all its stress and strain
Because only by climbing
Can I rise above the plane

I choose the mountain
And I will never stop climbing
I choose the mountain
And I shall forever be ascending

I choose the mountain

Submitted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Edited: Tuesday, November 13, 2012


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  • Excel Famson (4/11/2014 9:38:00 PM)

    A masterpiece of a poem that seems to get better every time it is read. Highly motivational!

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  • Anoushka Sinha (2/27/2014 10:04:00 AM)

    so beautiful words... truly astounding! !

  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (2/27/2014 5:54:00 AM)

    Very inspiring and encouraging.............Simon.............I shall forever be ascending.............great write

  • Sj Holland (2/26/2014 8:01:00 PM)

    It takes courage to choose the way of learning. Nice verse. Commitment simply stated. The first and third stanzas are my favs. Thanks Howard, for reading my poem Determination. I shared your poem link, think the title is I Am A Failure at one of my G+ groups.

  • Lyn Paul (2/24/2014 4:35:00 PM)

    Beautiful words Howard and I am with Savita on his great comment.... Stay inspired to inspire.

  • Geetha Jayakumar (2/19/2014 11:59:00 AM)

    A Wonderful Inspirational poem..Very true said,
    I choose Mountain
    If I stop climbing then I am descending...
    Very thoughtful write....Really this poem inspires one to choose mountain. Thanks for sharing with us.
    This poem is no doubt climbing to top with as good as 548 comments...

  • Savita Tyagi (2/18/2014 8:12:00 AM)

    Wonderful! Stay inspired to inspire us. Loved reading it. Thanks for sharing.

  • Erika Wingo (2/15/2014 4:50:00 AM)

    So rich and full with meaning. Made me feel thoughtful, inspired, hopeful and ready to choose the mountain myself!

  • Beauteous Victory (2/14/2014 9:55:00 PM)

    What an amazing poem. Wow. I choose the mountain...well said my friend. You are truly the motivational poet.

  • Khairul Ahsan (12/30/2013 11:24:00 PM)

    This is a sparkling piece of a gem,
    So I unhesitatingly give it a ten!
    The rhyming pattern is a bit different, but perfect.
    The theme is inspirational, so it's got its respect.
    544 comments and 261 votes, is no mean a feat,
    Climb on my friend, until your mission is complete.

    With greetings for a very happy 2014,

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