The Lake
Fear of Falling / Coming Together

Living is that far away mountain
that we are forever in fear of climbing

It is the fear of falling that keeps us from trying

To succeed we must continue to look up

In childhood we play in the valleys
safe from the high winds
and the storms on the summit

Protected from the reality
that someday we must pick up
and go to that mountain
and start the climb up

Many of us never make that climb
Some – climb more than one

Yet there is always that far away mountain
and always that fear of falling

Before we were borne into this life
we were safely entombed,
sustained in a sea of life
in our Mother’s womb

Protected, provided for,
never alone,
we were one with her

When we were born – we fell
fell from our sanctuary of life
fell into this vast cold world

We were born with the fear of falling
and separation and aloneness

Fear of falling – fear of changes

Are these not the causes
for our lack of living

We need to re-entomb ourselves
in a sanctuary, Alone
where we can look at the mountain
and not fear the unknown

Success at living
is not measured by what we have
or what we’ve done

It is measured
by how we’ve overcome
our fear of falling

Charlie Riverman Bergeron 1992-1995

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