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

  • (5/19/2019 12:40:00 PM)

    only by climbing can i rise. (Report)Reply

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  • Louemile Rosch Mangulabnan (5/16/2019 2:16:00 AM)

    The low lands call
    I am tempted to answer
    They are offering me a free dwelling
    Without having to conquer
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  • Adolphus Moses (5/12/2019 10:53:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem..the mountain might represent the struggles of life. Yet its in the struggles that we rise. (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (5/7/2019 4:11:00 AM)

    I choose, I choose the mountain
    With all its stress and strain
    Because only by climbing
    Can I rise above the plain
    .../// wow, yeah; great expressive
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  • Castellenas John (5/6/2019 10:13:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem. I love the mountains too. (Report)Reply

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  • Bhagabat Prasad Hotta (5/1/2019 3:03:00 PM)

    This is a beautiful topic" I choose the mountain " very nice topic.I love it.100+++++++ (Report)Reply

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  • Bhagabat Prasad Hotta (5/1/2019 3:02:00 PM)

    This is the beautiful poem. It enjoyed me. So nice poem 100++++++++++++++ (Report)Reply

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  • Castellenas John (4/5/2019 11:36:00 AM)

    The mountain are beautiful. Give me Big Sur, I can have the sea and the mountain. A amazing and wonderful poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/26/2019 6:45:00 PM)

    Howard, one of my students has to complete a biography on you for an English project. Can you please send me a link to a website that has information about you? (Report)Reply

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  • Arely Corral (3/17/2019 5:51:00 PM)

    Love this! Great poem! (Report)Reply

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  • Oluwatosin Thomas (3/16/2019 6:05:00 AM)

    👏👏👏👏👏👏

    This is simply great
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  • (3/9/2019 2:14:00 PM)

    Sounds like religion to me for all lives began the first mountain top was present i too chose the mountain Zion Then Ararat Amen (Report)Reply

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  • Bisy Untan (3/2/2019 12:30:00 AM)

    The call of the mountain is the best choice.Congratulations. Let your journey with a clear and confifident mind leads to the eternal sublimity. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/25/2019 9:29:00 AM)

    Mountain, I choose you!

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  • Iftekhar Ifti (2/18/2019 1:23:00 PM)

    “I cannot choose both
    I have a choice to make”
    This is the limitation of man’s life
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  • (2/8/2019 3:31:00 PM)

    Very inspiring! ! This poem is a treasure of wisdom. Nice writing! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (12/24/2018 9:27:00 PM)

    Wow, very beautiful (Report)Reply

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  • (12/21/2018 2:26:00 PM)

    Sounds like Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken (Report)Reply

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  • Christina Chin (12/13/2018 7:06:00 AM)

    Beautifully crafted... Good. (Report)Reply

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  • Dipti Deori Borah (12/11/2018 3:40:00 AM)

    Nice poem....nice words (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 16, 2018


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