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

  • Petals Azureblue (9/22/2018 12:36:00 PM)


    (Last part)

    Choose the mountain top and conquer there with pride
    Flexing achy abs yet stepping forth with hero's glide
    That's the way to graduate from male to man
    Grapple the rough to earn yourself what's fine

    Choose the mountain
    Any the time man
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  • Petals Azureblue (9/22/2018 12:35:00 PM)


    I'm back....haha... I did say this poem became my mantra. I just had to greet it again. So here goes:

    Part 1. When lofty destination is in mind
    Look not at pebbles underneath you foot
    Leave vale and dale all trailing far behind
    Scale mountains to the top your truest truth

    Till tears and sweat shall stain your dusty face
    Using brain and brawn to win this grinding race
    With heavy roughened boulders at your shoulders
    Bearing the brunt of storms and bitter winter showers
    (Report) Reply

  • (9/17/2018 3:49:00 PM)


    I choose, I choose the mountain
    With all its stress and strain- A great poem has been written-10
    (Report) Reply

  • (8/29/2018 12:54:00 PM)


    master piece , great poem (Report) Reply

  • (8/29/2018 7:42:00 AM)


    I love the poem it is very inspiring (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (8/28/2018 1:17:00 AM)


    I remember reading this poem long time back. As amazing and inspiring today as it was before. (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/28/2018 10:06:00 PM)

    Gratitude for you wonderful words. Glad you have been blessed by my poem. May you always be blessed!

  • Jez Brul (8/25/2018 9:15:00 AM)


    This poem should be published in textbooks prescribed by schools to be read by students...If I am the teacher, I will let my students interpret the poem and connect it to their dreams in life....Marvelous! ! ! ! to my poem list..10+++++++++++ (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/25/2018 10:06:00 AM)

    Wow! Wow! Wonderful words dear Jez! Your affirmation is amazing with such universal possibilities. Thank you my friend!

  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (8/24/2018 12:20:00 AM)


    A timeless poem that should be read by everyone.
    Very inspiring. It fuels one to soar.
    It will find its way in the heart of every reader.
    Each stanza of this write stands out.
    Superbly penned.10+++ and on to my Poem List
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    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/24/2018 5:55:00 PM)

    Gratitude Dear Rose Marie for your wonderful affirmation!

  • Luke Hobbs (8/11/2018 3:25:00 PM)


    Simple, clear, strong, Well chosen and written. (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/12/2018 7:00:00 PM)

    Thanks for your kind affirmation Luke. Continue to be always blessed!

  • Aluga Luper Michaels (8/7/2018 1:58:00 AM)


    I choose where I m stretched the the comfort zone.
    A powerful and simple thoughts sir.💯🆗
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    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/10/2018 1:10:00 PM)

    Thank you for you kind affirmation. Be always and eternally blessed!

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (8/3/2018 10:44:00 AM)


    I choose the mountain
    And I will never stop climbing.........A masterpiece my friend! My great pleasure reading it time and again!
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    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/3/2018 8:18:00 PM)

    Thanks a million Dr. Swain for you excellent affirmation of my poem. I am honored just to know that you have read it multiple times. Remain bountifully blessed my friend!

  • (7/27/2018 3:07:00 PM)


    This poem is exhilarating and motivating! 10+ (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/3/2018 8:19:00 PM)

    Thanks for you wonderful affirmation! Remain bountifully blessed!

  • (7/21/2018 11:11:00 PM)


    Very nice poem (Report) Reply

    (8/3/2018 8:20:00 PM)

    Gratitude for you positive sentiments! Remain bountifully blessed always!

  • Charlotte Bailey (7/19/2018 6:36:00 PM)


    Great poem such feeling and very relatable! ! (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/3/2018 8:21:00 PM)

    Much thanks. I am elated just to know that you can relate to my poem. Remain bountifully blessed!

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    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/3/2018 8:22:00 PM)

    Keep on climbing as love is also like a mountain!

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    (8/19/2018 11:18:00 AM)

    Thanks for sharing! Be always blessed!

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    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/3/2018 8:23:00 PM)

    Keep on climbing as marriage is also like a mountain. Stay blessed!

  • Sujan Azad Parikh (7/5/2018 1:58:00 AM)


    Great...thanks for upload. (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/7/2018 7:20:00 PM)

    You are most welcome Sujan. Thanks for taking the time and for you positive comments. Excellent blessings!

  • Petals Azureblue (6/30/2018 5:56:00 AM)


    My mantra henceforth. So brilliantly put together... Like a war song. Thanks for sharing Mr Simon. (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/10/2018 8:50:00 PM)

    Indeed it seems as if your fantastic felicitations are infectious Petals. Excellent gratitude and good will to you my dear friend!

    Petals Azureblue (8/10/2018 7:54:00 PM)

    Wow, they must have felt the same vibe I felt when I read you sir. That's great news...felicitations! ! ! Stay strengthened friend.👌

    (8/10/2018 4:42:00 PM)

    It’s amazing that you call it a song as it is being put to music by some one who thinks that it would be an excellent motivational anthem for students!

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (6/30/2018 10:18:00 PM)

    I am highly honored just to know that you have made this poem you mantra. Wow! Wow! Wonderful! Be bountifully blessed always!

  • Susan Williams (6/29/2018 6:46:00 PM)


    WooW! ! Actually double WoW! ! ! I did not know you have been on this site this long [2008]. WoW! ! That takes incredible devotion to writing while putting up with some very odd trolls that occasionally walk this site. And WoW! ! ! for this incredible poem! Beautiful, well crafted, inspiring! 10 million 10's and onto my fav list (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (6/30/2018 10:19:00 PM)

    Thanks Susan. It is poets like you that have kept me on this site all these years. Thanks for you excellent affirmation. Be bountifully blessed always!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 16, 2018


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