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From fellow wordpress bloggers Sharmishtha Basu( a really good metaphysical poet) and nature traveler and explorer Towelspacked I thought of this poem I wrote close to 10yrs ago. Now I will put out a disclaimer, I am ok as a poet, there are others who are better (Sharmishtha and my gurl Shea Brown of STL) but I really enjoyed this one.

One reason years ago I use to mountain climb for a bit; more in the nature reserve of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL but I was an fantastic experience. The battle against nature, well more so the battle within yourself to make it to the top. The drive it takes but the will to keep pressing on even when it would be easier to give up. I learn a lot from those climbs, the same way I learned when I ran cross-country and track, “If you give…

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