Returning to Mount Everest
A single picture captures our faces below the sun
Upon a mountain we climbed together as one.
Our early moments of standing near clouds are enthroned in time
As we are looking back to achievement sublime.
Although the glory of this event has passed away,
Our memories of climbing the mountain are ones that stay.
Retracing our steps before we reached the mountain peak,
We travel back to times of either being strong or weak.
A time when we considered returning to the mountain’s base
Halfway through our climb is fading trace by trace.
Our time of emotional weakness is being replaced
With memories linked to a scene where past doubts are defaced.
Memories of reaching the mountain’s peak are sparks that ignite
The radiance of seeing the world from its’ greatest height.
Copyright © 2016 by Jason Constantine Ford