Wild calls of abandonment
comes rushing down the mountain
in the guise of mist and rain,
the cover of winter invites adventure,
a test of the elements against
the temperament of man.
Carry yourself across the crags,
the land-crashed hills, earthen downs,
come trail through skyland and cloud
to Heaven’s peak, where God will whisper
the secrets of life to those that brave
the blind summit of today.
Here is your deepest breath,
all affirmation comes,
interwoven with passion and privilege.
The fire of achievement burns away
season’s frost, man, one more step
along his kindling journey.