Saturday, August 20, 2011

My Mountain, My Time

No one can choose your mountain,
or tell you when to climb.  
It's yours, and yours alone 
to challenge 
at your own pace
and time.


  1. Yeah, but sometimes wee all need guides to know which mountain to climb.i like the picture.

  2. Very apt, and well expressed. We all have our own mountains to climb, and sometimes no one, not our parents, friends or anybody else can help us climb a particular mountain. And the most daunting is when we cannot choose the 'when'.

  3. nice poem. and i thought you didn't do poetry.
    but what about the mountains we are sometimes forced to climb?

  4. Thanks, folks, but neither the "poem" nor the picture are mine. Found the quote on Status Shuffle on Fb and I merely re-arranged it into metre. About the mountains, that's a metaphor for the decisions, challenges, goals, et al, that we all have to take up in life.

    Interesting take that, dear diary, I was reading it as something very similar to a quote that I swore by in my teen-angst years :) The one that goes

    You do your thing and I'll do my thing
    I am not in this world to live up to your expectations
    And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
    You are you, and I am I,
    And if by chance we meet, it's beautiful.

  5. Great economy of words but expresses a whole lot of ideas! Great pick and great pic!