howard simon


Progressive Rolling - Poem by howard simon

I saw some rocks
Skipping down hill
They jumped so joyfully
It gave me a thrill

Dislodged by falling rain
They seemed so proud to be free
They seemed to have been aware
Of their brand new destiny

Like rolling rocks
Be on the move
Every turn and tumble
Your position to improve

Even when removed
From a peak real high
Keep on progressing
And never say die





This poem was motivated by an actual experience of seeing rocks rolling down a hill while driving through a rain storm.


Comments about Progressive Rolling by howard simon

  • Silver Star - 3,234 Points Godfrey Morris (6/17/2015 10:29:00 PM)

    Congratulations great poetry my friend. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 17,635 Points Kim Barney (6/17/2015 9:23:00 AM)

    This poem really rocks!
    (But have they given any thought about what they will do when they get to their destination?)
    Congrats on Poem of the Day! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,889 Points Edward Kofi Louis (6/17/2015 8:56:00 AM)

    It game me a thrill with the muse of nature. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,445 Points Mr. M Jamal (6/17/2015 6:29:00 AM)

    This is a fine example of descriptive poetry. Going through an experience, dangerous and describing it in simplest way. Hats off for this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,864 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (6/17/2015 4:00:00 AM)

    quite in contrast to the cliche Rolling stone gathers no moss. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,864 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (6/17/2015 3:56:00 AM)

    great poem, certainly deserves to be poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,297 Points Lyn Paul (6/12/2015 10:57:00 PM)

    To appreciate and wonder of those simple things in life, Is the most precious thing!
    Inspiring words Howard.
    Our world truly needs to stop and appreciate every moment in between the chaos of life we have created. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,055 Points Hazel Durham (6/7/2015 8:46:00 AM)

    I love this great write full of your wisdom, so uplifting and thought provoking! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 25,150 Points Valsa George (5/12/2015 12:24:00 AM)

    Very inspirational write with profound insight! The fall from the heights needn't be regretted! Perhaps you many land on a beautiful plane like the stones rolled down! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,753 Points Bharati Nayak (5/9/2015 9:15:00 AM)

    Like rolling rocks
    Be on the move
    Every turn and tumble
    Your position to improve- - Wow- such an inspirational poem!
    Even when removed
    From a peak so high
    Keep on progressing
    And never say die- - - - - Came across this gem today.Thanks to the poet for sharing this poem.A great insight indeed.Every turn and tumble of life is a step toward progression. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,670 Points Mj Lemon (4/14/2015 9:18:00 PM)

    There is great joy...when things are rolling down hill. A great world view and a fantastic poem.10 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,642 Points Bri Edwards (12/11/2014 10:08:00 PM)

    how can someone garner 213 comments? ? ? i guess you really motivate people to read and comment! ! !

    i must say i was pleasantly surprised by this little gem. nice rhyming, and story/moral-of-sorts. and thanks for the poet's note. i too get inspired at times by very simple observations.

    but i disagree with never say die, at least if taken literally. i hope i die before i get too old. the old, the infirm, the ill, etc. could do a service to others if they died more quickly, before they spend the majority of their time making work for others and not doing much good for themselves. some will call this harsh thinking, but i believe it. making it easier for people to choose death over an 'uncomfortable' life, and making it less of a social stigma (choosing death) could be a boon for mankind.
    thanks for sharing. i'll risk sending it to MyPoemList. :) bri (Report) Reply

    Silver Star - 4,281 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/20/2015 9:16:00 AM)

    Bri. Never say die does not mean that one never dies but that one never gives up... Thank for your usual thoughtful comment...

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (10/15/2014 9:27:00 PM)

    Rolling stone's movement is traced with words..words that gave here the feeling of joy and freedom..rain as a symbol of struggle to get the freedom...life's dynamics are maintained by the poet ..Very invigorating Howard so nice of you to share a thoughtful poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,665 Points Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (7/29/2014 1:10:00 PM)

    Oh! such an inspiring piece I will keep it to my heart for the rest of my life.......Howard....you are so creative.......
    there is not an iota of doubt in it...... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,088 Points Mandolyn ... (7/19/2014 4:30:00 PM)

    I have experienced this as well! I saw a rock slide in Yosemite when I used to live there.
    I saw it from my tent cabin and it was surreal- THE SOUND it made and it was quite
    frightening but also exciting (in a weird way- for me)
    it crushed the place I worked at- we were closed that day- I can say thank you to GOD for that.

    Nice write (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,907 Points Khairul Ahsan (3/10/2014 12:40:00 PM)

    This indeed is a very motivational poem. The title itself is enough to motivate one to roll for progress. The note is sweet, inasmuch as it gives us an insight as to how the poem came into your mind. The rocks that you saw rolling downhill while driving through a rain storm may well have stopped doing so long past, but they will continue to motivate us 'to be on the move' ever and always, and move forward.
    We humans often construe being dislodged from a place as a fall from grace, but your poem teaches us to be 'proud to be free' and be aware of our new destiny.
    'Even when removed
    From a peak real high
    Keep on progressing
    And never say die' -
    So wonderful! Truly motivational! 10/10. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 640 Points Ruth Walters (2/25/2014 9:39:00 AM)

    the moment we stop, we're done for eh :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Caroline Bulleck (10/24/2012 7:57:00 PM)

    Even when removed/ From a peak real high/ Keep on progressing / And never say die
    Beautiful inspirational words to live by (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rinki Nandy (7/13/2010 4:42:00 PM)

    a b'ful flowing dedication to rocks...how simple things affect us is undescribable...read my..'face' it's to a face i noticed....you are a happy/ optimistic poet...admire the aura of ecstasy in your poems....keep it up... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lynn Glover (5/2/2010 10:02:00 AM)

    Howard, I have experienced this same situation in the Blue Ridge Mountains of N.C. and only regret not writing this poem you came up with. Very Beautiful. Your Friend Lynn (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 11, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, January 19, 2009


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