Written by James Record in 2012.
The highest mountains have been scrambled,
Yet the slopes of the human soul are impassable.
More is known about the battered surface of the moon,
Than about the canyons of the deep oceans,
And even less is known about the deep rifts in human emotion.
We are the young explorers who will learn far more about ourselves,
Than the great explorers of yesteryear who conquered Antarctica and the Amazon.
We are not following in their footsteps, although we do follow their direction,
Instead we put on snow-boots and stamp our own path for the future.
It is our task to build the future for those who will follow ourselves one day,
And create footsteps of their own, and will have their own slopes to master.
However we cannot simple stack the blocks of our future haphazardly,
We must learn from those before us, so we do not build upon the sand.
We will set the heights of our own hurdles;
We will rise tall, if we are not afraid of the fall.
Also we should not forget the long journey that lies ahead,
And not seek shortcuts where there are none, or we won’t make the first hurdle.
We should avoid the over temping feeling of impatience that some of us suffer,
If we are to be great, then we shall be great when we are ready,
Just like the mountains which take millions of years to grow and to recede,
We will be like the mountains and wait our time to summit our fears and desires.
Don’t give up yet, you are yet to begin,
You haven’t yet solved the riddle of your mind.
Once you can see through the soul,
You can finally see clearly your future.
The Impassible Souls by James Record is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.