Thursday, October 12, 2017

OctPoWriMo Day 12: "Imagine Yourself On A Mountain"

My effort for today, based upon the prompt "Imagine Yourself On A Mountain"...

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Up Above by February Grace

Counting heartbeats
visible exhalations
feet planted in snow
gloved hands still feel cold

Seeking wisdom
wanting solitude
I move hand over hand 
they say at the top I'll understand

Or I'll meet someone
wiser than I am
and learn from their mistakes
know what reaching the summit takes

But those on the way
back down from the top
don't speak of their sorrows
-no advice to borrow

Each of us must
find our own meaning
our way of believing
the ground was worth leaving

No two climbers are one
no two mountains the same
no two battles alike
our own dragons to fight

So I stop halfway up
and consider the view
-the meaning of my birth
-my place here on Earth

And I'll rest for awhile
then I'll continue on
it's my troubles I climb
I'll face them one at a time.

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