Thought For Today

Monday, July 6, 2009

View From The Mountain Top

View from the Mountain Top
When you view life from your darkest side
It's self destruction there
Just look around when in this place
You see misery and despair
Even in your darkest place
Look deep within your heart
You'll see a staircase hiding there
Calling for you to start
Go on and move out of your cell
Into the stairway bright
This task it seems so hard for you
As it's darkness that you fight
Deep inside you know you must
Step up and take a chance
Fight shadow demons in yourself
And slay dragons with your lance
Take that upward step and see
The dragon you now defeat
From this vantage point you'll see
His dark mound now at your feet
Turn your head and see the stairs
A pathway of glimmering Light
Take the rail and grab a firm hold
Step up, out of your plight
These steps are long and very steep
But to you, they do call
The Light ahead your focus now
Will shield you from a fall
At each new height just look around
See life outside of you
The stairs they call; to climb the climb
But can you make it through?
When looking down try not to stare
Only look how far you've come
See the victories that you've made
And you've only just begun
So grab on tight and up you go
The darkness it does wine
At each step your heart it beats
stronger with the climb
As you look around each step
The dawning; a new way
The Son upon the horizon now
Turning darkness into day.
As you climb the Son it follows
Cool breezes through your hair
Just look around and you will see
Great beauty oh so fair
Take a look above your head
While you're looking out
Each step has brought such courage
To see what life's about
The Light is bright and now you see
Such beauty all around
Each step was hard as you look back
And see darkness on the ground
And yet those shadows brought you to
Where you are right here
The struggles that you overcame
Help make Now, seem so dear
The beauty here is oh so grand
The top is in your reach
You'd like to stay and bask in it
But each stair has more to teach
Each view more precious than before
The darkness just a shadow
Experience adds depth and meaning
Its upward you must follow
As you reach the mountain top
The view is oh so grand
And when the steps seem shaky
Just hold on to the Great One's hand
The view up here is worth the journey
What more can I say
When hardships come just look at them
And continue on your way
Life it has so many distractions
That keep us from our climb
Stay focused on the Mountain Top
The View is worth it; Every Time.
Written with Love and Light
by Nina P. 7-5-09


Anonymous said...

"Life it has so many distractions
That keep us from our climb
Stay focused on the Mountain Top
The View is worth it; Every Time."

Indeed it does, thank you Nina for that reminder. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great message, Nina... We've all had those mountain-top experiences ---and it's hard to come back to earth/to life. I don't think there's anyway we can stay on top of the mountain--nor are we supposed to. We don't have to be down in the lowest valley either. I think it's how we live in the middle --experiencing day to day life---that is what counts and what is MOST important. BUT--as you said, we can always strive for the mountain top.


septembermom said...

Very inspirational! I feel like I'm on the journey to the top through your words. Well done :)

Caroline said...

Nina, this is really beautiful. You are right about distractions and moving on. We must learn to cut through the weeds that tangle our trail.

Anonymous said...

And what a great view! I love the picture - such a big sky. So many possibilities! Thanks for the reminder.

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful poem. to be able to write this is evidence of personal insight. Thank you for sharing such a hopeful journey!

Nina P. said...

I Love this jourey of/through/with Life! you are all my inspirations and I thank you. Hearing your words, reading your own blogs, brings Joy to my heart and Music to my soul. Thank you again for taking time out of your day to visit with me. Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P.

Clytie said...

Thank you Nina ... I especially love the part "And yet those shadows brought you to Where you are right here". As you know we are going through some shadowy places. Thank you for helping me put those shadows into perspective ... a part of the road to the mountain top.

Wendy said...

Awesome! Wanted to let you know, the clouds did part to let me see Mother Moon last night.
Love & Light