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 plane

I choose the mountain
And I will never stop climbing
I choose the mountain
And I shall forever be ascending

I choose the mountain


Comments about ~i Choose The Mountain~ by howard simon

  • Veteran Poet - 1,177 Points val Rogers (7/26/2015 3:15:00 PM)

    Beautifully written. Glad to have this opportunity.
    I hope to read more of your poems. (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,633 Points Tanya Stewart-boateng (7/26/2015 8:06:00 AM)

    Inspiring and well written (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,484 Points Seema Chowdhury (7/23/2015 3:36:00 PM)

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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,419 Points Dedan Onyango (7/23/2015 12:49:00 AM)

    Going for the challenge no matter what it requires. Have the right mental stamina to face life. A great piece with a powerful message (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,286 Points Bharati Nayak (7/20/2015 11:26:00 AM)

    I choose, I choose the mountain
    With all its stress and strain Because only by climbing
    Can I rise above the plane- Choosing the difficult path make us rise above the plane.Braving the dangers, taking risks.and taking courageous steps make us different from others. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 5,760 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/20/2015 3:07:00 PM)

    Very well interpreted my friend! Thanks.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,030 Points Ovi-enita Odiete (7/19/2015 5:24:00 PM)

    Very nice and enthralling.. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 5,760 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/19/2015 6:01:00 PM)

    Thanks for your kind words Odiete

  • Freshman - 935 Points Rachel Ann Butler (7/19/2015 1:55:00 AM)

    This struggle of self a familiar tale. Which choice to make the reason's at the time! Only time can know which would be most suitable for each of us. The difficult path or path well trod. This tells of the the path not so formed the path that careful step by step or else we fall. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 5,760 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/19/2015 6:01:00 PM)

    Thanks for sharing and taking the time Rachael.

  • Silver Star - 3,205 Points Hans Vr (7/14/2015 9:29:00 AM)

    beautiful, Simon
    keep rising, we can always progress. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 5,760 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/18/2015 1:50:00 PM)

    Thanks for your kind words Hans.

  • Rookie - 111 Points Thomas Duncky (7/13/2015 2:43:00 AM)

    Very beautiful and inspiring poem Howard... kind of reminds me of Invictus only this one is presented with a choice for the persona. Enjoyed reading it. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 5,760 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/18/2015 1:52:00 PM)

    Wow! Invictus? That is one of the all time great. Thanks for your kind words Thomas.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,661 Points Nyota Yasulwe (7/10/2015 5:09:00 AM)

    Very nice poem that gives you courage to take to difficult route over the easy one. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 5,760 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/18/2015 1:53:00 PM)

    Thanks for your kind words Nyota.

  • Gold Star - 4,732 Points Mark Heathcote (7/4/2015 6:08:00 PM)

    This poem brings - Frost to mind. The Road Not Taken, nice one. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 5,760 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/18/2015 1:55:00 PM)

    Wow! Frost? He is one of the all time great poets? I am humbled! Thanks for your kind words Mark!

  • Gold Star - 5,462 Points G. Akanji Olaniyi (6/19/2015 10:23:00 PM)

    Could never believe it would end that way! Superb! ! ! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 5,760 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/18/2015 2:07:00 PM)

    Gratitude!

  • Gold Star - 31,888 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (6/17/2015 10:11:00 AM)

    So beautiful and recite. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 992 Points Xing Hua (6/10/2015 8:44:00 AM)

    中国谚语:人高山为峰。山外青山楼外楼,过了这峰还有峰,峰峰皆是山之巅,绝处逢生美颠颠。祝您在峰顶美颠颠。 (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 5,760 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/18/2015 6:41:00 PM)

    Could you translate to English? Thanks for taking the time anyway.

  • Freshman - 992 Points Xing Hua (6/10/2015 8:43:00 AM)

    中国谚语:人高山为峰。山外青山楼外楼,过了这峰还有峰,峰峰皆是山之巅,绝处逢生美颠颠。祝您在峰顶美颠颠。 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 357 Points Sankar Sarkar (6/6/2015 7:45:00 PM)

    Life is full of impediments, ups and downs, but life means MOTION, so a wise mind always wants to keep this life speed up to go ahead without being stopped as stagnant pool: it has been personified in transitional way of thought.......thanks my friend (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,150 Points Ayman Parray (6/4/2015 6:44:00 AM)

    Great poem, Howard. The more I read -I choose the mountain- the more I love it. And I keep coming back to it from time to time. Thank you. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 5,760 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/20/2015 4:52:00 PM)

    Is am blessed to know that you have been blessed!

  • Rookie - 154 Points Michael Gale (6/2/2015 1:04:00 AM)

    Very good poem, so....poetic it doth so be! :) . Doth so be so very poeticly! The words keep on ringing the voicial firmiliar bell! Nice poem! :) (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,353 Points Nel Omofolarin (5/27/2015 4:04:00 AM)

    I love the simplicity of this poem....and how clearly the pictures of its messages are being projected.Its motivational. Great job (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 179 Points Elizabeth Lindberg (5/25/2015 9:27:00 PM)

    You get an A plus for readability. The point of the poem is easy to understand
    and enjoyable to read. Good job! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 13, 2012


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