Howard Simon


~ I Choose The Mountain~

Poem by Howard Simon

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 plain

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

I choose the mountain

Topic(s) of this poem: alliteration, alone, alternatives, ascension day, attitude, beautiful, brave, bravery, confidence, confident

Form: Free Verse


Comments about ~ I Choose The Mountain~ by Howard Simon

  • Sneha RSneha R (7/26/2020 5:27:00 AM)

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

    Just another piece of perfection. Thank you so much for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Nomi Mas (7/16/2020 3:23:00 PM)

    Why the mountain?

    Coz it is there?

    Why not the gutter

    Coz it's nowhere?(Report)Reply

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  • Hebert Logerie Sr.Hebert Logerie Sr. (5/23/2020 4:42:00 PM)

    This is a wonderful poem by Howard Simon. Is Howard Simon among us? I wonder.(Report)Reply

    Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon(5/31/2020 9:32:00 PM)

    Excellent gratitude my friend. Indeed I am still here by God's grace!

    Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon(5/31/2020 9:31:00 PM)

    Excellent gratitude my friend for you kind words. Indeed I am still here by the grace of God!

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  • Kuldeep Dongre (5/12/2020 7:56:00 AM)

    Very good poem - closely resembles " The Road Not Taken" theme....(Report)Reply

    Howard Simon(6/8/2020 9:01:00 AM)

    Wow! Thanks and blessings!

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  • Anjit Raj (4/20/2020 2:49:00 AM)

    Very nice poem thanks for sharing it(Report)Reply

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  • Gayatri PhukanGayatri Phukan (4/15/2020 8:44:00 AM)

    Very nice poem.thanks for sharing it(Report)Reply

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  • Gayatri PhukanGayatri Phukan (4/15/2020 8:42:00 AM)

    very Nice poem.thanks(Report)Reply

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  • Nazim (4/12/2020 10:34:00 AM)

    Aesthetic(Report)Reply

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  • Vihaan GuptaVihaan Gupta (3/26/2020 7:09:00 AM)

    This one, is a classic. My professor Mr Sanjeev Nanda used to quote this a lot. " only by climbing
    Can I rise above the plain" . One day I decided to look it up on Google, and was instantly hooked over this poem. The next day, I memorized the entire bit and when he passed beside me, I started reciting. The joy on his face was indescribable - almost as if he'd seen a pile of gold. God Bless him, may he Rest In Power!(Report)Reply

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (3/21/2020 11:32:00 PM)

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

    An all time classic poem that can be read again and again. Dear Poet, hope this finds you well and happy.(Report)Reply

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  • Lucky PennerLucky Penner (2/22/2020 6:43:00 AM)

    Life is entirely nothing if at all you ain't rising from one stage to another. Thanks for magnifying persistence.(Report)Reply

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  • Daneiilie (2/12/2020 11:32:00 AM)

    it was a good poem well done(Report)Reply

    jayaram. p gowda(3/26/2020 6:44:00 AM)

    super poem.it was educative

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  • Shashi Sen (2/6/2020 1:33:00 AM)

    Keep it up dear Kanav(Report)Reply

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (1/22/2020 1:10:00 AM)

    Beautiful piece. Brilliant message therein. And told very well 10+(Report)Reply

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  • Morgan DudeMorgan Dude (1/18/2020 7:49:00 AM)

    i choose the mountains,(Report)Reply

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    Love it 🙏🏿👏🏾😃⛰️🗻🏞️(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 16, 2018