Upon the Mountain


Gratitude
5" x 7" acrylic on canvas panel

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Here upon the mountain top,
I arrive ill and penniless,
holding only my lover's hand

But I feel both full and whole,
alive with the knowledge that
I have all I need

For I could travel
the world in splendor
and buy all the things
I could ever hope to claim

Yet all of them
would still be empty
without you

So I am thankful
for Life and it's mercy
that my soul can heal
just by seeing the Sun
in your smile.