One Last Mountain

 

 painting by John McNaughton

painting by John McNaughton

I only recent conquered one
Not so distant past
But each peak now seems harder than
Was climbing up the last

I’m walking so much older now
Much slower than before
It’s time to lay some burdens down
And shoulder them no more

Perhaps I’m almost finished
My climber says I’m not
My will is not diminished
My body not quite shot

But one can hardly ever tell
When one’s nice trail will end
What waits beyond horizon’s hill
Or ’round next river bend

And there will be that one higher
More fright’ning to attempt
Looming there one last hard climb
Where no one is exempt

Daunting doubts I reckon
Uncertain and unknown
Cold airless shadows beckon
To scale it all alone

You fool you will not be alone
The trail well-marked and lit
The crags will have beginner’s holds
You surely will not slip

Up toward my final peak
The one on which I’ll stay
I’ll wait until He finally speaks
Then lifts my soul away

Thus will it be that in the end
I’ll rest there where He Is
In the beauty of the Endless Land
With Him and all of His
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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. moondustwriter
    Mar 25, 2017 @ 09:50:32

    to get to that final peak – what glory that will be!

  2. Tracy Campbell
    Mar 25, 2017 @ 10:00:09

    Your beautiful poem has encouraged me. Thank you! 😄

  3. ronald long
    Mar 25, 2017 @ 11:48:48

    Lenn, It is good to hear from you again and even better to see you are still at your passion. I feel the my mountain is in view now and it is only a matter of time till I begin to feel the air thinning from the altitude. My body is wilting but my faith is growing stronger. My eyes are dimming but my soul is shining brighter. I grow further from this world but nearer to Him. All is well with my soul…….ron

  4. Carol Ann Hoel
    Mar 25, 2017 @ 16:11:33

    Touching. This is how I think when I’m tired. Beautifully said, Len. For now I’m coming around the mountain again. Blessings to you…

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