Life at the Plateau
The view from here is calm and true
The grassy steppes stretch out of sight
From plainness slowly dullness grew
From winning I have lost my fight
Life once sharper, numbs to bland
And feet sink deeper into sand.
The uphill struggle left me weak
Fingers bloodied, grip was lost
Each ridge ahead still seemed the peak
Life was stripped, I paid the cost
But, panting, hauled my body back
And felt that I was back on track.
Things looked up, but so did I
Forgot to feel the solid ground
Above me stretched a clear blue sky
And stable dullness all around.
The chasm steep had woke my heart
My ending had become the start.
We all need down time, peace of mind
The rollercoaster hurtles on,
Things go downhill, so we find
Another chasm, ground is gone.
Deep in valleys they don’t know
How each day brings such ebb and flow.
Yea though we walk in the valley of death
We keep our eyes up to the spire
Each moment lived and with each breath
We struggle out of mud and mire.
Some in the gutter, stars our view
Climbing, falling, to selves be true.
So here in the plain I’ll make my bed
The view is clear and soft the ground
My comfort be to rest my head.
People sleeping all around
Don’t see the scars or feel the pain
And never let me fall again.
I’ll level with you, talking plain
The struggle made the heart beat strong
And fearing tumbling down again
The valley road seems straight and long
We hope life’s summit’s still ahead
Life’s for living, long time dead.