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

  • Silver Star - 3,527 Points G. Akanji Olaniyi (6/19/2015 10:23:00 PM)

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

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  • Gold Star - 30,535 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (6/17/2015 10:11:00 AM)

    So beautiful and recite. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 976 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

  • Freshman - 976 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 - 348 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

  • Bronze Star - 2,816 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

  • 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

  • Rookie - 315 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

  • Bronze Star - 2,230 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

  • Gold Star - 5,374 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 - 1,442 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 - 30,535 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/23/2015 9:33:00 AM)

    A nice poem and likes it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,344 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 - 32,289 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 - 390 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

  • Bronze Star - 2,816 Points Ayman Parray (5/21/2015 8:01:00 AM)

    Nice poem. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,098 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

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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