As climbed up , he looked up
The top looked so far up to climbed
He looked back , back looked , not so far to
Too go , should he decide to go that away

He continued on his way upwardly
The top seemed to be no closer
He looked back , the bottom , seemed , further away
Than last he look

As climbed up , he looked up , then back again
He realist , he'd be safer , carrying on climbing upwardly
Descending , could be nasty , ascending , the safest direction!

Ken D Williams

The Dyslexic Wordsmith

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Written on 2014-07-17 at 00:05

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Your poem reminds me of the Cape Palliser lighthouse in New Zealand. You have to climb more than two hundred steps to get to it from the road. Halfway up, you wonder whether you should finish the climb. If you do, then you have to come back down. I did it. I'm not sure that I'd do it again.

Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
Accomplishing the goal, whatever it might be, even if metaphorical, is always the best direction. By the way, looking down while climbing a mountain, as well as in life, can be very scary. Very good poem.

Nabeela Altaf
The easiest way is up because so many people would love to see you fail! This is a thoughtful allegory.
2014-07-17 Moods The PoetBay support member heart!
Keeping a positive outlook on things can be a real challenge at times, for sure, but it's worth the trouble eventually in the end! That's what these words make think of :) *hugs* xx