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Poetry Friday: Fear is like a mountain by Lisa Schroeder

July 4th, 2014 (06:00 am)

Current Mood: grateful
Current Song: The Next Ten Minutes from The Last Five Years

Fear is like a mountain,
looming large
in the background,
taunting you with its

It seems so much
bigger than you,
and the thought of
climbing it,
of overcoming it,
seems impossible.

But it is not you
against the mountain

The mountain does
not exist simply
to make you
feel small.

It exists for purposes
beyond your

To climb it is simply
to take one step
and then another
step and then
another step;
a walk uphill.

It is all in how
you look at it.

And when you reach
the top, there is no more
Only a view that
takes your breath

- from the book The Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder

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Posted by: Kathleen (scarlet_tearz)
Posted at: July 5th, 2014 01:35 am (UTC)

Beautiful piece, thank you for sharing!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 5th, 2014 04:03 am (UTC)

Thanks for commenting.

It comes from a full length novel with two narrators. One expresses her thoughts in verse while the other uses straightforward prose.

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