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: inspirational

Form: Free Verse


Comments about ~i Choose The Mountain~ by howard simon

  • James Corro James Corro (5/26/2016 7:09:00 PM)

    This poem motivates me a lot. (Report) Reply

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  • Seema Devi Sharma (4/29/2016 6:27:00 AM)

    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
    it's a really inspiring poem. Real poetry.
    Love it. (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/23/2016 12:54:00 PM)

    Excellent gratitude for your positive vibes! Glad you loved it!

  • Damien Marcus (4/7/2016 7:15:00 PM)

    This is an inspiring and motivating poem! Good one! (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/23/2016 12:55:00 PM)

    Thanks you very much!

  • Smoky Hoss (4/6/2016 6:00:00 PM)

    Ah, such wonder in words; you are inspirational! (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Ojogba Daniel Joseph Ojogba Daniel (4/4/2016 8:37:00 AM)

    This is so so encouraging. Thanks Simon. U just lifted my spirit. (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/23/2016 12:56:00 PM)

    My heart is made glad just to know that my poem has lifted your spirit God be praised!

  • Chris Yang Chris Yang (3/31/2016 10:54:00 PM)

    wow. so inspirational (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (4/2/2016 10:14:00 PM)

    Much gratitude to you for your positive words!

    Owen Yang Owen Yang (4/2/2016 10:09:00 PM)

    I choose the mountain too...It's more of a challenge and gives you a sense of accomplishment...We all know the famous quote I climbed it because it's there.

  • Adelami Smart Adelami Smart (3/31/2016 5:43:00 PM)

    I love your dextrousity literarily balanced (Report) Reply

  • Sreekala Sukumaran (3/31/2016 1:17:00 PM)

    Dear Howard, Very well expressed and beautifully written. I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing and keep writing.. (Report) Reply

  • Biniam Tekeste (3/21/2016 6:16:00 AM)

    I choose The Mountain, it's there where i feel high, high in everything my soul needs! Bravo! (Report) Reply

  • Obinwanne Chibuike Obinwanne Chibuike (3/16/2016 2:57:00 PM)

    Your poem did inspire me in one way too many. Bringing to the mind the need, not to choose the mountain only, but having the required zeal and moxie to commence the climbing.
    Thanks for this (Report) Reply

  • Victor Grauer Victor Grauer (3/11/2016 9:31:00 AM)

    Not bad. But the first two verses are problematic.: Offering me a free dwelling seems awkward to me. What they offer is easy access, no? And the mountain doesn't move, does it? Not really. Not even poetically I'm afraid. The rhyme in this verse seems very strained as well. Instead of this will determine my fate, perhaps: This will be my fate. (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (3/12/2016 7:52:00 PM)

    Thanks fos r you candid comment Mr. Grauer. free dwelling is chosen because for many the low lands relate to a way of life and not just an option. The mountain does move in the sense that it presents itself as an choice-personification. I would not use this would be my fate as that wording take away the choice factor and would do damage to the poem. Thanks for sharing you valuable perspective.

  • Tapan M. Saren Tapan M. Saren (3/2/2016 8:35:00 PM)

    I'm just speechless... You inspired so many.. (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (3/12/2016 8:28:00 PM)

    I am so glad that you have been inspired. Thanks for letting me know!

  • Seema Chowdhury (3/2/2016 2:00:00 PM)

    very nicely expressed, thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (3/12/2016 8:29:00 PM)

    Thank you very much for your positive perspective!

  • Tracy Craighead Tracy Craighead (2/24/2016 5:29:00 PM)

    this makes me feel hopeful, if I haven't chosen the mountain, but need the will to climb (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (3/12/2016 8:44:00 PM)

    The fact that you should is a great start. Start and keep on climbing my friend!

  • Kee Thampi (2/15/2016 3:59:00 AM)

    Try to makes wonder (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (2/21/2016 9:06:00 AM)

    That's one of my goals for sure! Thanks for your positivism!

  • Savita Tyagi (2/11/2016 10:19:00 AM)

    I think I read this poem long time back. It is as great a reading as was before. The choice makes all the difference. A tough choice brings the best out of one. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (2/21/2016 9:08:00 AM)

    Thanks for taking the time to read my poem multiple times. Glad that you find it worthwhile!

  • Loke Kok Yee (2/11/2016 3:33:00 AM)

    Your poem says it all, you are a doer, goer and a great achiever
    Motivation you have, challenges you need
    Thank you for this inspiring write (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (2/21/2016 9:09:00 AM)

    Thank you very much for you positive words of encouragement!

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (2/6/2016 11:31:00 PM)

    Dear Howard, Just read your wonderful poem - i choose the mountain
    I am inspired, motivated and strengthened! (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (2/21/2016 9:10:00 AM)

    Thanks for letting my know Geeta. I am so elated to know that my poem blessed you!

  • Mihaela Pirjol Mihaela Pirjol (2/5/2016 4:16:00 AM)

    I have read this poem of yours so many times now! One of the best! (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (2/21/2016 9:11:00 AM)

    Wow! Thank you. I am humbled!

  • Wayne Kingston (1/26/2016 10:08:00 PM)

    Can I rise above the plain....seemingly intentional allusion to plane and plain...well said. I also sense a meaningful hesitation re: I choose, I choose the mountain... Nice device. Looking forward to reading more of your work. Thx. (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (1/26/2016 10:31:00 PM)

    Gratitude for you positive comments!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 10, 2015


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