David Fleming
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I've Been To The Top Of The Mountain

I've been to the top of the mountain,

Lapped streams of love.

I've been to the bottom of the deep,

Breath'd the oxygen of care.


The climbs are euphoric;

The drops, wrenching.

People either hanging on

Or diving down with me.


I've been inspired by the wishes,

Proud to stand precariously tall;

Yet two schools follow me down

With a weight that keeps me afloat.


I've been to the top,

I've dropped in the deep.

The love of the pained 'tis

Better than the love of the gained.