From My Present Mountaintop

Music: Fugue in F# Major.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.

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Nicholas Gordon

From my present mountaintop
I look back whence I came:
An unexpected passage through
Some bleak and rough terrain.

I look on what you did for me:
The years of borrowed days,
The sacrifice of liberty
That only love repays;

The grace with which you gave yourselves,
Though not without great cost,
Not blaming me for fortune's gift
Nor counting what was lost.

I feel a flood of gratitude
Like sunlight through my heart,
A light that lights the candle of
The life about to start.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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