how did the hill

the mountainhow did the hill
become a mountain
leaving youth
without a fountain
looking ahead is
never wise
when you can’t see the other side
what once was not
every ounce
of strength
i’ve got
i just don’t get
how this can be
how did the hill become a mountain
did it workout more than me?

©2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
photo by unsplash, courtesy
daily prompt – mountain
but it prefers the daily prompt – youth

5 thoughts on “how did the hill

  1. Hello! 🙂
    This is a beautiful composition and indeed, a thought provoking perspective! The question is quite valid in many aspects. It makes me think how mankind has moved forward and left behind its own primitiveness.


    1. thank you. interesting viewpoint, i’d love for you to explain that further. i saw it as someone realizing that, without the stamina and health of youth, what was once a simple challenge (life) is becoming a monumental challenge, and the resting part, the enjoying the fruits of their labor part, keeps getting further away. and of course there’s the exercise twist at the end, so it’s also about working your butt off and a non-moving mass of dirt is getting better results. funny. ha ha. and ha.

      really glad you liked it. it’s a personal favorite. love the name of your site. i’ll have to check it out. thanks again!

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