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(May 27,1952 / Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

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Top of the Mountain

You came upon a mountain that seemed so hard to climb
To undertake a task so great will really take some time
As you held your head up high peering up to the top
Your heart began to race and your courage started to drop

I need some time to think you said and then you began to ponder
That mountain that I started to climb is very high up yonder
Get to the top of the mountain by taking one step at a time
No need be in a hurry since you did not commit a crime

Take a deep breath with all your might and start to move ahead
Success in life is up to you no matter what others have said
Continue to climb that mountain until the top looms near
It takes a strong will for survival and also many a tear

Every inch was a struggle many heartaches along the way
The time it took to reach the top did not happen all in a day
You finally achieved the goal in life that you always wanted to do
Others might help you along the way but the rest is up to you

Submitted: Saturday, March 02, 2013
Edited: Monday, March 11, 2013


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  • Yash Shinde (4/4/2014 10:26:00 AM)

    .......an inspiring poems.......no mountain is as high as human hopes...........unflagging determination will help us reach the summit! .........

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  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/25/2013 4:06:00 PM)

    Reaching the top is relieving and gives a great feeling of achievement. Nice poem. Thank you.

  • Oscar Robles (6/29/2013 11:38:00 AM)

    Very nice! ! ! ! Keep climbing no matter what! ! !

  • Diane Hine (4/3/2013 6:24:00 AM)

    Inspirational - never give up. A well-structured poem.

  • Valsa George (3/13/2013 7:02:00 AM)

    The indomitable height of the mountain may scare us at first! But persistent effort and unflagging determination can help us conquer the impossible! A wonderful poem, very inspiring and motivating! !

  • Louis Rams (3/12/2013 6:54:00 PM)

    at the bottom of that mountain you will find so many disappointments left behind, but as you look up to the top you know with perseverance you will not stop.

  • Adheez Van Der Beanthz (3/12/2013 10:54:00 AM)

    This is not just an ordinary poem, there are the philosophical meaning behind the beautiful lines that you write
    a wonderful poem, i really like it
    thank you for sharing

  • Valerie Dohren (3/11/2013 3:15:00 PM)

    Life does at times equate to a mountain climb, some slopes are easy, some very difficult. Good write, very philosophical.

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (3/6/2013 1:33:00 AM)

    A very creditable poem providing advice to all who want to rise high in life.The poem is crafted very well adhering to the rhymes which capture the heart ! BEAUTIFUL!

  • Thomas A Robinson (3/4/2013 10:29:00 AM)

    Unfortunately life has one mountain after another.So we are never going to get anywhere unless knuckle down, get gritty, and move ass on out.

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