Keep Climbing

Keep Climbing

A Poem by Ian Faraway

A really metaphoric sad love poem for you


I’ve stared for hours

          At this blank page

Trying to give my heart

          The words it deserves

But the poems I’ve wrote

          Don’t give these feelings justice


For years I’ve been a prisoner

          To my own achievements

As I climbed the mountain of life

          I slipped and fell down

All the way down, I lived

          Broken and bruised


Shackled by fear and hate

          I took shelter in the darkness

To avoid the shame of my downfall

          I hid behind a mask

I’ll look up towards the summit

          Knowing fear kept me at the base


Then you came along

          And I suddenly felt a warmth

A renewed fire in my soul

          But at what cost?

You gave me a purpose

          But you saw what was under my mask


Sometimes on sleepless nights

          I’ll hear a laughter mocking my weakness

Doubt and misery fill my broken heart

          Making it heavier to carry

In endless dreams, I’ll hear your voice

          And I’ll wake to the disappointment


To know you can climb this torturous mountain

          Makes me want to retreat back into the darkness

I’m still near the base

          Trying not to lose what I’ve gained

My heart reaches for you

          But you look the other way without seeing


I’ll forever live at the base of this mountain

          With this tormenting mind

Trying to breath

          With this burdened soul

But what you do not know

          Is that you have my shattered heart


Once you reach the top

          Bask in your glory

But do not come down

          For I’ll be faded and gone

It’s a game of Survival Of The Fittest

          And I lost


Just remember one thing

          I will be forever with you

And as the mountain grows yet

          You will climb without knowing I’m there

Through this thick misery

          I’m that warm light inside your heart


When you find what’s left of me

          Will you make that demolished heart apart of you?

Or will you throw it off the mountain

          Knowing that I gave you what I needed to survive?

Keep climbing my love, my life towards life’s light

          As I face the darkness without you and lose

© 2010 Ian Faraway

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A remarkable poem with expressions of sadness, hope, love, and despair so clearly and easily blended together. Great work!

Posted 8 Years Ago

this is really sad. But at the same time it conveys a strong message of what we do for loved ones. even if they hurt us. Nicely done. :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

Wow that was amazing. Lost at words as you wre lost in the dark. Can't wait to see some more your work as they found their way toward your paper in such poetry. Keep it up.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Words that could come only from one that has truly loved and been in love. I suppose we will have to follow the advise of this particular poem: to 'keep climbing' no matter what. Cheers.

Posted 10 Years Ago

absolutly beautiful

Posted 10 Years Ago

Wow. That was...deep. You really put your heart and soul into it. Great job(:

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Added on December 10, 2010
Last Updated on December 12, 2010
Tags: heartbreak, romance, sad, bye, darkness


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