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What Hills Are These

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Ohme
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0 posted 07-17-99 05:34 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Ohme

What hills are these that I must climb?
I begged you for a flat land, Where I could
see the sunrise over the horizon
and be content to see the break of day.

Oh, foolish child who can not see
above his faltered foot print. Look
up and understand the reason why.
Beyond you are the mountains where
there is no morning sunrise. These foot
hills are where you will learn to climb.

What hills are these that I must trod?
Lord, mist obscures my vision.
Where can I go to see beyond their vistas
of tomorrow,
And be content to see across the haze?

Oh, foolish man who can not see
beyond what lies before you! Look up
and understand with open eyes. You ask
to see the sunrise comming over the
horizon, climb on I'll give you endless
earth and skies.

Lord bless the hills that brought me here
to climb the highest mountain, where I can feel its peace within my soul. I saw a glimpse of daybreak on eternitys horizon
and understood that hills were not my goal.

[This message has been edited by Ohme (edited 07-18-99).]
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auntsh
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1 posted 07-18-99 06:02 PM       View Profile for auntsh   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for auntsh

It took me a minute to understand this. I re-read it, my interpretation is:

If you ask for flat land where you don't have hills to climb, you will miss the journey. Climbing the hill is not the mission or the goal, but rather having climbed it, you have experienced the journey. And reaching the top you reflect on the journey and bask in accomplishmnent.

Much like life... Ask and you shall receive.
Ask for knowledge and you gain it through experience.

Very good. makes you think


Ohme
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2 posted 07-18-99 06:16 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

I beg your kind indulgence, Auntsh. May I wait a little while longer to see how others interpret it before I bare heart and soul?
I promise I will give you my intentions later.

Thanks for the input.
Ohme
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3 posted 07-18-99 07:52 PM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

very, very good my friend. Now I must hunt for more of your work, it pleases me very much.

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"Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot
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4 posted 07-18-99 07:56 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Contact me, please. I enjoy your work.

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Being paranoid is the biggest reason I'm still around to practice my paranoia.
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