Wednesday, April 26, 2017

THE MOUNTAIN

This week's Midweek Motif challenges us
to consider a grain of sand.
Submitted to Poets United
April 26, 2017

Once I stood atop the mountain
The mistress of all I surveyed
Ah, how sweet to survey my kingdom
For which I’d so dearly paid

Then sands shifted on the promontory
Which it seemed I had only just gained
And I found myself in the valley
With the mountain before me again

I vowed I would conquer the mountain
It seemed I’d climbed time after time
And grasping familiar footholds
Once more I began to climb.

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13 comments:

  1. Perseverance is a valuable trait indeed!

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  2. Great metaphor. Life sure does present us with many mountains.

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  3. A wonderful metaphor for the obstacles that are faced in life. But perseverance is a great virtue! Thank you for visiting my blog, Magic of Words.

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  4. Such well stated thoughts......... a wonderful piece indeed!!

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  5. Pow! You rocked this! And we have the grace to keep on climbing.

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  6. Reminds me of the Greek myth of Sisyphus . Like the rhythm and the rhyme. Well done !

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  7. What a great analogy for life which give us highs and lows. A really beautiful piece.

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  8. This is the journey. So many starting overs.........

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  9. The determination to conquer is inspiring. A brilliant metaphor, indeed, to illustrate the ups and downs that are part our daily lives!

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  10. Patience and perseverance is the way to go ❤️

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  11. Luv the illusive nature of the sand in Verse 2. There's where the poem pivots, for me. Enjoyed this very much

    Much love...

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