Liilia Talts Morrison

Gold Star - 4,968 Points (August 20,1937 / Estonia)

No More Mountains - Poem by Liilia Talts Morrison

There was a time when mountains
seemed like a cinch to climb
romantic offers proffered
I did not then decline

Forbidding Himalayas
to scale with one who cared
seemed like a bright adventure
no challenge and no dare

Yes, minimizing mountains
was my neat back of tricks
and magnifying molehills
I often did for kicks

Words such as values, balance
I did not entertain
why, that was meant for dullards
tied up in fear based chains

It took a lot of earthquakes
tsunamis and monsoons
to crack my heedless spirit
and pop my proud balloon

Today I'm slowly learning
to shun the craggy rocks
where big red flags are waving
and stand on solid docks

Today that erstwhile seesaw
has calmed down quite a bit
my gut no longer churning
in ego's painful grip

Those dark eyed handsome rovers
no longer seem so fine
they've found new companeros
new hills and peaks to climb

There was a time when mountains
seemed like a cinch to climb
romantic offers proffered
I cared not to decline.

Topic(s) of this poem: mountains

Form: Ballad


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 5, 2015



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