Is there a mountain in your day for you today,
Something you have to do, or fail?
Someone difficult to meet perhaps and get along with,
Someone you see as a task, that person who just doesn't fit?
Someone no longer there, who cannot be seen or touched,
Whose absence from your day makes things a little too much?
Is life a hill for you today, a slogging upward path,
Where you'll count your steps one by one, and then take two more back?
Is it pain that saps your willingness, is it fear, embarrassment, or worry,
Makes the day ahead a little too steep to set out on in a hurry?
Or Debt, that wall of glass too sheer, too slippery for a foothold,
Hangs there like a frosted fog that chills you with a numbing cold?
Maybe today is just one more day on your solitary lonely trek
That bereavement, divorce, or just not being loved is the test?
Each day is a maze of questions, a confusion of zigzags and choices,
We all look up some mornings wishing we had easier options.
The trick is to not see the mountain, the trick is to know in your heart
What the world needs is for you to be in it, and each day is a brand new start.
Your path is the way up the mountain for you to find and to share,
The hills we climb are inside us, they don't take us to just any Where -
Success or failure doesn't matter, it's not triumph or victory or glory;
Each day that place you come to, that you are there will be your Story.
Tommy Randell 08th June 2017