Tirupathi Chandrupatla


Mountain of Determination


Mountain of determination
Stands tall
Rock-like is the resolve
Fresh snow
Like clarity of thoughts
Gathers on the top
Hardens into ice
Temperature changes
Unpredictable as ever
Thaw exposed surface
Melting water seeps down
Gathering into a stream
Source of the great
River of life
... or an avalanche of lost hope.

Submitted: Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Edited: Sunday, March 09, 2014

Topic(s): Life


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Trend setting poems 'Jungle' by Ali Adamson, and 'Mind is Like Ocean' by Shahzia Batool provided me with inspiration to write this poem.

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (12/29/2013 12:02:00 PM)

    Wow. Fantastic poem. One who stands on firm decision is like standing on Mountain of Determination, where nothing can stop from going a head. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (12/27/2013 7:48:00 PM)

    This write is with a unique theme and is attired in the best diction. This is an example of fine poetry and you have shared it to our delight.. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (12/26/2013 11:38:00 AM)

    Amazing write sir. nicely portrayed the character of a cool person who is stand-still on his firm decision.
    adding the flow of river with that of human life is an extra beauty of the poem.
    regards (Report) Reply

  • Muhammad Ali (12/26/2013 1:18:00 AM)

    dear poet. i am honored. and thanks for sharing and appreciation.
    determination is based on life. there are always changes in life. or life is there to be changed every moment. thus life should propagate. whether hope is brighten or dim. or hope is lost in a phase of change. but there is life and there will be hope again.
    very nice poem with hard work. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (12/25/2013 11:43:00 PM)

    OMG! simply amazing! immensely happy i am at the honor...i thank you and Ali bhai both for i got inspiration and encouragement from the worthy writers!
    yes, it is nicely composed, symbolic for the life which is waiting for us all the in coming year! ! ! (Report) Reply

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