An Unrhythmic poem to my unplanned first trek

Tripoto
17th Mar 2017
Photo of An Unrhythmic poem to my unplanned first trek by Jinal Jain

At the base of Auli
We are about to begin our journey
An adventurous, unknown journey
This is just the beginning
There is a long way to go
I'm already out of breath 
Looking up to the peaks
No, I can't see it yet , but I know it's there and it's beautiful
I'm almost there , but just to the first base camp
It's raining , its cold , everything  seems to be so new , so wild , so natural
Beneath I am scared 
But I must be strong, there is a long way to go
It's the second day, the route just gets tougher
But  I'm stronger
Out here in the wild , with a crew , we call ourselves a family
If one stops we all stop
We are all out for a break
From the routine , from the responsibilities, a break from setting goals .
But it isn't easy .
Somewhere  between these mountains
We still have to reach the goal
We cannot quit
Quiting is just not an option
As we must be together, with the family
Giving up on them and descending back alone is a risk in itself , you would either be lost in the woods forever or become a meal for a wild creature
We have to go on , we have to keep on climbing ,
We have to accomplish our goal
We have to reach the top
Oh now I see it , our goal , all covered with snow
But there is a long way to go .
Weather has not really been kind to us but nor have we been so soft.
Weather can't stop us , we will go on .
This family is all we have , the only humans we are connected to
And on our way
we are all learning.  
Learning the nature
Learning to live in the nature
Learning the different ways
Learning to be happy alone 
Learning of not being accountable to anyone
Learning the feeling of freedom.
And finally we are here , at the peak , at our goal , we have done it, we are happy and we are celebrating .
That magical mountain side
The quieter you become , the more you can hear.
It whispered to us,
"There is a long way to go but
Goals are easier to reach
When there is no turning back".

Photo of Pangarchulla Peak, Salud Dugra, Uttarakhand, India by Jinal Jain
Photo of Pangarchulla Peak, Salud Dugra, Uttarakhand, India by Jinal Jain
Photo of Pangarchulla Peak, Salud Dugra, Uttarakhand, India by Jinal Jain
Photo of Pangarchulla Peak, Salud Dugra, Uttarakhand, India by Jinal Jain
Photo of Pangarchulla Peak, Salud Dugra, Uttarakhand, India by Jinal Jain
Photo of Pangarchulla Peak, Salud Dugra, Uttarakhand, India by Jinal Jain
Photo of Pangarchulla Peak, Salud Dugra, Uttarakhand, India by Jinal Jain
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Rhythmic or not!! You pour out those emotions!! Good one and keep traveling
Fri 03 17 17, 19:26 · Reply · Report