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

  • Rookie - 191 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

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  • Rookie - 109 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

  • Freshman - 508 Points Akachukwu Lekwauwa (5/25/2015 4:06:00 AM)

    i chose the mountain too..nice poem. Please my poem Isthmus Of Pain And Joy (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,197 Points Allotey Abossey (5/24/2015 11:55:00 AM)

    Wow, that's great, poetically attractive, a good choice. God bless you (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,005 Points Naida Nepascua Supnet (5/23/2015 7:16:00 PM)

    Wow, this one will keep people from being losers.
    This will motivate them that conquering difficulties will lead to a sweet triumph.


    Thank you for this one. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,399 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/23/2015 9:33:00 AM)

    A nice poem and likes it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,404 Points Ramesh Rai (5/23/2015 5:05:00 AM)

    I agree with you. A thought provoking write and nicely penned also well crafted with beautiful theme. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 27,684 Points Chinedu Dike (5/23/2015 1:43:00 AM)

    Being no.1 poem on the list of all poems written by members and one of the best poems of all-time says it all. An inspired piece of poetry, masterfully created and elegantly penned with conviction. A masterpiece! Thanks for sharing and remain blessed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 368 Points Ovi-enita Odiete (5/21/2015 11:38:00 AM)

    in love this poem. moving from low to high, i really loved the way it began and how it flowed until the end. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 208 Points Matt Ancient (5/21/2015 8:23:00 AM)

    good write, good read nicely written (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 208 Points Matt Ancient (5/21/2015 8:21:00 AM)

    good write, good reads nice and creative (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,521 Points Ayman Parray (5/21/2015 8:01:00 AM)

    Nice poem. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,592 Points Clarence Prince (5/12/2015 12:46:00 PM)

    Yes, me too, I'll choose the mountain!
    A lovely piece of work this poem is!
    Thanks for sharing, Simon! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 80 Points Giedrius Koncius (5/12/2015 11:31:00 AM)

    What do you expect to find on the top of the mountain? When Hermann Buhl had reached the top of Himalayas, he felt no rejoice, nor other intensive excitement of fulfilment, although he was the first man, reached the top of Himalayas. He was suffering strong pangs, cut off from his expedition mates, he was warned by his leaders of the expedition not to climb and strictly warned to go back to the camp. But he didnt heed the warning and climbed further, alone. No one supported him. He was plagued by great thirst, strong pain of throat, sleeplesness, he often had no space even to lie or sit down, when was longing to rest. He had no one to talk to, although yearn that very much. There was no one to talk to and no one to meet him on the highest top of the mountain... What do you expect to find on the top of the mountain, if you abjure low land and would dwell on the mountain? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 106 Points Christian Årebrand (5/9/2015 5:06:00 AM)

    A great share and just what I needed! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,046 Points Frank Davis, Sr. (5/1/2015 6:42:00 PM)

    Inspirational piece recommending taking the higher road.
    Excellent, Howard! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Stephen Tunney (4/30/2015 12:42:00 PM)

    Great poem! I enjoy how this can be applied to overcoming obstacles in life.In order to make our own fates we must climb our own mountains. It is so easy to give into baser wants and fall into what is easy, BUT to reach our untapped potential it is important to strive for the top. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 342 Points Jafta Maduna (4/13/2015 9:13:00 AM)

    wow i love this poem (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 744 Points val Rogers (4/5/2015 5:50:00 PM)

    I Choose the Mountain is a grade A poem. Quite enjoyable. A 10 from me. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,994 Points Kelly Kurt (3/27/2015 8:44:00 PM)

    Wise choice.. great poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 13, 2012


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