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 themountain
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, alternatives, ascension day, attitude, brave, bravery, confidence, confident, courage, decision

Form: Free Verse


Comments about ~ I Choose The Mountain~ by Howard Simon

  • (2/22/2018 11:10:00 PM)


    I choose, I choose the mountain
    With all its stress and strain- - beautiful poem- -
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  • (2/13/2018 7:24:00 PM)


    Yes it's true, it is in the mountain that u can see the beauty of a panoramic view. The climbing and all the experiences in doing so will mould you into a better person...Great choice.10 (Report) Reply

  • Frank Adie (1/7/2018 12:45:00 PM)


    Highly insightful! A naked exposition of the reality that success is a product of man's daily resolution to conquer obstacles. I like it. (Report) Reply

  • (1/4/2018 10:19:00 AM)


    Nice and expressive piece, thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (1/2/2018 11:38:00 AM)


    my name jeff_________ (Report) Reply

  • (12/26/2017 9:55:00 PM)


    Mashallah! I love it (Report) Reply

  • Lea- Beima Dorestin (12/10/2017 12:14:00 AM)


    Amen brother! ! ! ! !
    It's only when we sail over troubled waters can we truly feel victorious.
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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (12/4/2017 10:51:00 PM)


    I choose, I choose the mountain
    With all its stress and strain
    Because only by climbing
    Can I rise above the plain
    -A great poem! Stay always blessed dear poet!
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  • (12/4/2017 4:04:00 AM)


    rise and rise and rise! simply beautiful. rousing! ! i choose the mountain.! (Report) Reply

  • Londis Carpenter (11/30/2017 8:45:00 PM)


    A lovely, inspiring poem, Howard. You must keep writing...you truly have the knack (Report) Reply

  • (11/29/2017 3:30:00 PM)


    This is beautiful I️ love it😭 (Report) Reply

  • Yashim George (11/25/2017 3:24:00 PM)


    I have found older folk scold and idea of redefinition, say; it's not hard but inconvenient, am i wrong to say?
    if i refuse, do i choose wrong?
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  • (11/25/2017 1:25:00 AM)


    This is wonderful, Howard. I like the word-picture you created for me in my mind! ♡♡♡♡ (Report) Reply

  • Engeli Montalla (11/18/2017 5:54:00 AM)


    this is trully inspiring. love it! (Report) Reply

  • Saubhagya Pratap Singh (11/12/2017 8:36:00 PM)


    Excellent free verse poetry! ! (Report) Reply

  • Mohit Katyal (11/6/2017 1:53:00 PM)


    Fabulously written🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 (Report) Reply

  • Annie Juliet (10/26/2017 7:04:00 AM)


    good one- I choose the best (Report) Reply

  • Binayakumar Mohanty (10/17/2017 10:19:00 PM)


    You choose the mountain but you will have to answer the call of low land. Simply we are helpless can not opt both. Nicely crafted. I loved the poem.
    Binaya. I invite you to my poem wonder bird. Thanks
    Binaya
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  • Kishor Kumar Mishra (10/15/2017 9:17:00 PM)


    A Nice inspirational poem. Success comes by doing things differently. Similar to the choice made by Poet Robert Frost in his poem The Road Not Taken. Thanks for sharing a nice composition. (Report) Reply

  • Rogelio Guillermo (10/10/2017 8:30:00 AM)


    a great poet in his own right. I would't mind reading all your poem (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 17, 2018


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