|practicing my 'rhymes' :)|
Life is full of options, and we like asking questions;
Like “should I carry a heavy pack”, which might hurt my back;
Or climb this steep rock, where I could fall with a ‘smack’;
Should I use my stove to make a meal and cook, or just burn wood near that tiny brook?
Should I lie outdoors and graze at the stars, or sleep in my tent while scratching my scars,
Must I trek through bushes, trees or wood, or take the windy ridge and put on my hood?
Should I eat with my right hand holding a spoon, and share my badly cooked food with a loon?
Not that it’s a problem or that it matter, or maybe I myself is also a nutter;
How about bringing three warm jackets, all of which have super big pockets,
Or that bulky -40C sleeping bag, which is a big and heavy drag,
Should I wear big boots on a scree; Yes in fact you can use it to ski;
Does it matter if I pitch my tent on snow? It’s okay as long as you shoo the crow;
How about bringing one flashlight or a head torch? Yes, it’s better than an oil lamp that can scorch;
Or how about bringing along your loyal pet, not good if they will always get wet;
In the cold outdoors it is hard to take a bath, just wipe the dirty parts – it is really just like that;
The water from stream, is it safe to drink? Just put drops of iodine so you don’t have to think;
Now, can we, may we eat insects that crawl? Really up to you, but your tummy might growl;
When I climb, must I sweat and stink? It doesn’t matter, especially when you’re at the brink;
How about, long night treks, are they really boring? No, and better than hear people snoring;
For safety, should I bring a bolo or a knife? Any, sometimes either can save your life.
How about bringing a small kit for first aid? Yes, useful like when you’re cut by a blade;
Should I bring few bullets and even a small gun? Maybe not, and man- don’t forget the gun ban.
Bring dried fish, rice and three eggs? Good for breakfast, and strengthens your legs;
Bring along my girlfriend who doesn’t like mud? Better leave her home though I know it’s kind’a sad.
How about my ex’s and their entire family? No, are you crazy – you don’t want calamity!
If I get lost who should rescue me? Don’t worry too much if you’re with Romeo Lee.
No, I mean if I’m all alone in a far-out jungle? You crazy dude, don’t go solo and put your life in a dangle;
Oh, and must I try to climb at high altitude? You should try but must have the right attitude;
If I slid down the ice should I use my axe? Of course, and put on crampons so you can relax;
But what if my rope partner pulled me down? Just stop the fall and don’t act like a clown;
And when do I know if I should quit? Don’t think about it, don’t ever lose your wit;
But will I die trying to climb that summit? Don’t think much, you’ll soon reach the zenith;
So much to know, so much to learn. Until the time, your ash goes to the urn;
These are some questions and options in the air, many more coming that we should all bare;
The important thing is that you live your life; more than just clicking ‘like’ on some posts of your wife;
That we see and enjoy the beautiful sunsets; or listen to Awesome Mix in our old cassettes;
Perhaps spending quality time with family and kids, or following a new adventure quest, nobody knows where it leads;
In the end - Life is short, but life is also great; Just follow your dreams until you reach St Peter's gate!