I've climbed mountains enough times to know

At the summit the clouds can obstruct the view

It can be tough to see the ground down below

Yet so easy to become distracted by the blue


I've left behind the plains of earth to climb

At the top you can forget from whence you came

It's far too easy to then lose track of time

Yet looking down to earth can bring such shame


Some born on the mountain never know the ground

Those born on the ground can always see the top

Regardless of where they've been born or found  

One small slip from the summit and down they drop

Author's Notes/Comments: 

My freshly woken brain thinking up allegories while I wait for coffee to brew

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