Over The Mountain

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 April PAD Challenge – Day 27
“For today’s prompt, pick a direction, make that the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. There are so many directions: north, south, up, down, left, right, over, under, etc. But there are also more specific directions like “Across the Way,” “Through the Woods,” and “Beyond the Clearing.” Or give directions like “Clean Your Room,” “Tie Your Shoes,” or “Get Over Here.”

What lies on the other side?
How will it make you feel?
Climb the mountain, take a guide.
Reward might be a sonorous bell’s peal.
Be cautious not to slide
backwards like a wheel.

Climb the mountain, take a guide.
Reward might be a sonorous bell’s peal.
At the summit you’ll beam with pride,
looking over a verdant field.
Be cautious not to slide
backwards like a wheel.

At the summit you’ll beam with pride,
looking over a verdant field.
There may be wildflowers hued malachite
or trees growing tall, shades of teal.
Be cautious not to slide
backwards like a wheel.

There may be wildflowers hued malachite
or trees growing tall, shades of teal.
Discover a new land, unoccupied
with marvels like leopard seals.
Be cautious not to slide
backwards like a wheel.

2019 April PAD Challenge: Day 27

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Over The Mountain

  1. Kestril Trueseeker says:

    It’s usually the thoughts of the view that keep me from backsliding, or if I’ve already slid a little, encourage me to get up and keep going. 🙂

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