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: inspirational

Form: Free Verse


Comments about ~ I Choose The Mountain~ by Howard Simon

  • Binapani Mahaling (9/6/2017 3:13:00 PM)


    wonderful poem..... (Report) Reply

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  • Seema Devi Sharma (9/6/2017 2:46:00 PM)


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

    I choose the mountain
    Great. No words.
    10+++++
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  • Anita Aparajita Das (9/4/2017 8:42:00 AM)


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

    Beautiful. Thanks poet.10++++
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  • Pratik Rajani (8/31/2017 11:10:00 AM)


    nice inspirational one. (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (8/29/2017 2:01:00 PM)


    I choose the mountain
    With all its stress and strain
    Because only by climbing
    Can I rise above the plain
    Great poem.10+++
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  • Tandin Wangchuk (8/27/2017 4:29:00 AM)


    i feel i like climbing the mountains and see the nature it has. i wonder when i have conquered it, i would tell the world how peaceful my mind is. i would think of how much of a pain it goes through the plains i see. this poem made me feel i have reached the top. thank you so much Howard (Report) Reply

  • Joann Hill (8/18/2017 2:07:00 PM)


    I do agree...wonderful poem! (Report) Reply

  • Ed Nigma (8/12/2017 10:46:00 PM)


    I never come on here and I rarely comment anymore because I know how this site is. But I get it and I too choose the mountain. I've never read any of your other writings and probably never will but I read and heard this one and it was enough to make me comment. Don't stop what you do because eventually someone else will need to read this in choosing the mountain. (Report) Reply

  • (8/11/2017 12:02:00 PM)


    me too. Im ascending. Its hard navigating my way past the so many obstacles that lurk on the mountain. Yet thats the only path i can choose. great poem Mr Poet. (Report) Reply

  • Doris Cornago (7/29/2017 11:59:00 AM)


    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :) (Report) Reply

  • Sushil Soni (7/28/2017 4:35:00 AM)


    Very inspirational. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (6/23/2017 3:44:00 PM)


    I cannot choose both
    I have a choice to make
    I must be wise
    This will determine my fate... centralising in one attempt we must succeed. It has beautifully painted in this poem. Thanks.
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  • Pritam Bhowmick (6/9/2017 12:12:00 AM)


    wonderful poem sir. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (5/23/2017 7:14:00 PM)


    The essence of motivation is within this fine poem.+++10 (Report) Reply

  • Jefferson Carter (5/18/2017 11:31:00 AM)


    Howard, this kind of inspirational, rhyming, sing-song verse went out of style in the 1940s. You need to immerse yourself in good contemporary poetry if you want to improve as a poet. Check out my new website:

    jeffersoncarterverse.com

    Let me know what you think of it. Yrs, JC
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  • Bharati Nayak (5/14/2017 12:53:00 PM)


    I choose, I choose the mountain
    With all its stress and strain
    Because only by climbing
    Can I rise above the plain
    - - - - - - - -Most inspirational poem. It is also my most favorite poem.Thank you for sharing.
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  • Jeanette Telusma (4/22/2017 8:28:00 PM)


    So motivational.. it was a great read. Thank you! (Report) Reply

  • Brian Mawadri (4/22/2017 2:52:00 PM)


    I enjoyed this, well written........ (Report) Reply

  • (4/17/2017 5:52:00 AM)


    Very uplifting and a good reminder to always choose the right pass. A 10+++. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Hutchinson-morgan (3/18/2017 4:21:00 AM)


    Beautifully crafted. The determined human spirit.
    Please read my poem Night in a similar vein. https: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/night-286/
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, April 7, 2017


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