Summit of Life.

For many, many years I have been climbing,

Climbing my mountain of life.

I stop as I near the summit and look back,

Look back down that rocky path

That has led me to where I am.


Along that path I have stumbled many times

But each time I arose into a better person.

There have been fissures and boulders,

Some taking time to overcome,

Bit overcome them I did

And they helped me to where I am.


Most of that path has been one of joy.

The places that I have seen

Bringing so much beauty and wonder to me.

The glory of Nature always thrilled me

With its unique wonder that changed every moment

And brought me to where I am.


The Music I have found along that path

Has led me to such wonderful times.

Listening, playing and singing such vastness

Has always been there from the foot of the mountain

Bringing such joy to me forever,

Leading me to where I am.


Then there is the love of my life

Walking up that path with me.

Our love for each other never failing,

With me for most of my life

Until that time she was taken off the mountain,

Leaving me to go to where I am.


I look up to the top of my life.

Many, many more steps to walk

Into the future above me,

And I will walk in joy to the top

Where I will step off into my lovers arms,

Waiting for me from where I am.


  • orchidee

    A fine write Gold.
    I stumbled in 1066 and never recovered - or did I?! lol.

    • Goldfinch60

      You have recovered give it another 4046 years and all may be forgiven.


    • L. B. Mek

      'But each time I arose into a better person.
      There have been fissures and boulders,
      Some taking time to overcome,
      Bit overcome them I did
      And they helped me to where I am.'
      another drop of wisdom shared from that Ocean you have to call-on, a wonderfully life affirming write Andy

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you LB, your kind words humble me.


      • FineB

        Hi Andy,

        A beautiful and poignant write that captures the journey and adventure that is indeed life.

        Keep writing ✍ and safe during these challenging times.

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you FB, life is wonderful in all its ups and downs.


        • dusk arising

          And so the journey of life continues. You choice of analogy, climbing a mountain, is excellent in your learned case because the view from high has enabled you to view the landscape of what life is all about and accept it into your psyche. Climbing higher still will bring further treasure I hope.

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you da, that mountain has been hard at times but gets easier as I go on, there is still a long way to the top.


          • Fay Slimm.

            Such a moving read dear Andy - may you continue to reach happiness as you climb higher.

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Fay, that happiness will always be there for me.


            • The Uneducated O.A.P

              Walk on Andy, Walk on, keep the limbs moving, keep the grey cells churning, keep on enjoying, live the life.

              • Goldfinch60

                I certainly will Bill, that enjoyment is always ahead of me.


              • blue orchid

                if it wasn't for those stumbles and falls,i wouldn't have the honor of knowing you gold,it really is an honor.

                • Goldfinch60

                  So kind blue, those stumbles and falls in our lives give us the experience in our lives to allow us to move on in a smoother way.


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