Sunday, March 7, 2010



Once upon a time, her climbing began
every step she took to climb higher
was harder with time, having family and kids
She worked away from home for basic needs.

It was much harder when divorce hit home,
for she had to raise the kids alone,
the hardship to bear; fewer know, only those
experienced a life-path, she was going through?

The hardest and more difficult time
Was yet to come, when late November evening
She was driving home; another vehicle hit her,
Car accident that caused,"the Life Mountain," grow tall.

Five years passed since she put her life on hold
however, it’s all about climbing, getting to the top.
She whispered prayers when health became frail
, as there was no other medical help avail.

Her Life Mountain grew bigger every passing year
She held the hopes that someday will reach the top
The "Everest of her life," seems taller and steep.
Climbing the "Life Mountain," sets her face in tears.

March – 2010
By Zuzanna Musial

© 2010 Zuzanna (All rights reserved)


Poetic Shutterbug said...

Oh, Zuzanna, that is so touching but with a heartfelt and wonderful message. Very well done my friend.

Zuzanna Musial said...

Thank you so much for the nice comment and you had great feeling for the write. The link is for the original post in a poetry site where I belong. Please paste to your browser to see it..I am sure you will like it better.

Thanks again,

Chris Stonecipher said...

This person will be in my prayers to restore health and vitality.

Denny Lyon said...

Life has its tests, doesn't it? I've known enough divorced friends and relatives to know what goes on day to day - both in their minds as they struggle to regain balance and the financial hardships. A broken heart takes a very long time to mend - especially when rejection is sudden and for no apparent reason. Thing is, you can be long married and still experience the same financial hardships.

As to the car accident, I can totally relate as was in my first and only one 4 years ago when an elderly guy on meds blanked out briefly and then rammed me from behind going 50 mph while I was sitting still. Yes, saw him coming but was boxed in and no place to get out of his way without killing someone in the opposing traffic lane. So, I chose to take the hit to keep us all alive. As I worked through the healing process I kept that fact in my focus, reminding myself 5 people did not die that day. Took 3 years to heal and nerve pain is so not fun.

I chose not to be angry or resentful toward the man - as I figured I had enough on my plate - and happily discovered as a side benefit that it was that attitude that helped me to heal faster and completely because resentment did not overburden me emotionally, dividing my focus. That made it easier to place all my focus upon healing. Doctors told me I would never heal of the nerve pain. Guess who proved them wrong? :)

May all the people who read your lovely heartfelt poem realize just how much of a burden divorce places on a single parent - and to make sure they provide some friendship comfort for a softer landing or - if they are able - financial help.

C said...

Is this your life story, my dear friend with a beautiful name, Zuzanna?? :)

Aaaahhhh....but no mountain is to high for us to fly over.... when we have wings..... :)


Robin Easton said...

Hi sweet Zuzanna, I didn't know if this was you at some point in your life or not. Or if it is a friend. Either way it is beautiful and does two things for me, it makes us all realize that we are not the only ones who can go through hard times, and it also make me grateful for what I DO have in my life, and the people I love and who love me.

You are a deeply caring soul.
I love you for that.

Ron said...

Very inspirational, lots of motivation...thanks Zuzzane.

Zuzanna Musial said...

Hello dear Chris, my friend, thank you so much for the prayers!

Thank you for the comment...Much appreciated, Zuzanna

Zuzanna Musial said...

Dear Denny,

Thank you for sharing your Tall Mountain with me. We all do have to climb and do not stop. Life is all about new directions, new roads to travel. Every challenge perhaps shapes the character of the person as well. I am glad that your recovery turning the right way.
I wrote this poem not to cry out to the World for sympathy or help. The poem was participating in a poetry site I belong and the phrase was, "It's all about climbing."
Moreover, this poem came to mind. Thank you again for taking time to write a comment!

My warmest wishes to you for a total recovery...Hugs, Zuzanna

Zuzanna Musial said...

Dear Charity, you are absolutely right,we can climb the Mountains!

Thank you for your support!
Big hugs, Zuzanna..:)

Zuzanna Musial said...

Dear Robin,

The poem was quite personal and based on a real life events that happened in the last few years. The Challenge I was writing for was, It's about climbing." The motto I used it fit perfectly to the phrase so it was good to write this. I am not looking for sympathy or anything, it is simply life, and the obstacles that we need to overcome. We become stronger having to climb the ‘Life Mountain’. Hope this explain somehow, I hope.
I know the write is not a happy one but life not always is the happiest.

Thank you for your ongoing support!
Sending much love, Zuzanna

Zuzanna Musial said...

Dear Ron, thank you for your comment, much appreciated!

Cheers, Zuzanna

Luchi Smiles said...

This is very emotional Zuzanna, sometimes in life we seem to fall completely down from our mountain. At such point I say, God give me the strength to get back up and start climbing all over again from the beginning.

Zuzanna Musial said...

Dear Luchi, true what you have pointed out! We could fall from the life mountain, but we shall give a lot of thinking prior letting go off the climbing. You have definitely a good point there. True that faith carries us over those difficult times. Thank you for your wise outlook for life...Starting over is okay too...Blessings, Zuzanna