Oct 11, 2005

Like A Mountain

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W E D N E S D A Y
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like a mountain
daunting
almost insurmountable
love starts off timid

but soon our strides
become quick and wide
ever hopeful
our bodies empowered
by the promise
of an awesome view

higher we climb
till the air becomes thin
making us light-headed
giddy with happiness

we approach the peak
ecstatic to finally reach
and the view....
words can't describe
everything's so very clear
up here

hand in hand
we step to the edge
looking over
suddenly afraid
nothing will ever be the same
again

happiness becomes
a mountain stream
the tighter we grasp
the quicker it
slips through our fingers

suddenly we're
speeding unwieldy
down a treacherous
mountain road
the curves twist and turn
dangerously close

we try to steer
staying clear
of the edge
panicked we slam
on the brakes
realizing
nothing
will slow
our
fall

out of control
love plummets
to a certain
disastrous
death

2 comments:

Bev M said...

Hey, Karen, Bev from the wkend writers grp here. I know it's been a while, just thought I would drop in & check things out. I like the poetry, even if it does rhyme. :->
Hope to see you this wkend.

Karyn Lyndon said...

Bev, so glad you dropped by...look forward to seeing you again! (And it doesn't rhyme as much as most of my poetry...lol)