Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
The mountain stood within my sight
With jagged peaks that reached so high
They hid the twinkling stars at night
Embedded in the summer sky.
And, high upon the mountain's face
Clear waterfalls cascaded down
The side until they reached the base
To water fruit trees in the ground.
So held in awe, so struck was I
By this stone monument I spied
I bid my hill a fond farewell
And journeyed to the mountain's side.
But, as I stood there at the base,
The mountain did not seem so high
It's trees were barren, void of fruit
And water falls ran dry.
Then, as I stared into the nigh
Across the lonesome valley floor,
A mountain stood within my sight...
The hill I'd known before.
Now, sitting on that valley floor,
I am forced to pay the cost
For the hill that I thought mountainous
And the mountain that I lost.