of all Earth's seven continents.
What exhilaration he must have felt
and yet insignificant as well
as wild winds roared and he crunched on snow,
true freedom like an angel in the clouds
far away from the maddening crowds.
But descending from mighty Everest
altitude sickness claimed his soul
yet he had fulfilled his ambition
and who amongst us can claim as much?
And I wonder if his ghost roams
those lonely peaks high above where we fret,
up there you could be a god...and forget.