On the Road to Humility

Our route bends as the mountain wills
while we weave through these humbling hills

of grievous stones and gaping height
where nature's grandeur leaves us slight.

The rock face sternly meets our eyes
without a trace of compromise

commanding passers to be meek
as all crawl past the tallest peak

then dive and swerve in slow descent
until the mountain seems content

to hand us back to level lands
where Earth again fits in our hands.

On the Road to Humility © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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76 words.  Image prompt (winding road through the mountains) challenge - link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2763476-Photo-Prompt.
Submitted: October 28, 2020

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