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Did You Ever?
by Londis Carpenter

Tuesday, March 30, 2004
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Did you ever climb a mountain, or strive to do your best

To raise yourself above the clouds and reach the highest crest?

And when your alpine goal drew near, so high your heart could stop,

It seemed the last five hundred yards were furthest from the top.


Did you ever start a journey to a place you’ve never been?

You traveled far and wide, discovered things you’ve never seen.

And when your destination came in view around the bend,

The hardest part was for your heart to take you to the end.


Did you ever live a story of deeds so brave and bold

You never knew could come from you, nor ever dare be told?

But the message you were sending to your kinfolk and your friends

Could only have real meaning by how well the story ends.


Everybody has a story, so I won’t tell you mine.

Everybody has a mountain they think they need to climb.

Everybody has a journey, someplace they need to go.

But when the end seems out of reach that’s when they need to know.


When you’re climbing up your mountain and your footsteps seem unsure,

When the path on which you’re traveling seems too hard to endure,

Remember then that the final mile, though often left undone,

Is the hardest part . . . so don’t lose heart . . . your victory’s nearly won!



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Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 3/31/2004
My dear Lonny... you may never know how much I needed THIS poem THIS day! In fact, in some little and some big ways, your path crossing mine, your irresistible poems, have often been right where they belonged when I looked for them. Thank you. Thank you again, for this heart lifter. sigh.. katy xox.
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 3/31/2004
Now this poem is a perfect way to start the day. What a nice thought to carry with me.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/31/2004
Pretty write, Londis! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/31/2004
Oh Jerry thank you for this excellent inxpiration!!

I needed to hear this today!!

Thank you buddy!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Michael Charles Messineo 3/31/2004
Londis, Great rhythm, Great inspiration!!! I love the theme of Never Give Up. It is similar to a theme in my book and a story I wrote about living your list of 50 things.

Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 3/31/2004
"Did You Ever?"

Good meal to nourish the soul and mind.

I enjoyed this poem.

I Salute You, Sublime Poet!
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