The mountain called to me
And I came humbly searching
For what I did not know,
Until at last I stood at your peak,
In awe of the beauty before me.
I arrived here, my heart broken,
My spirit defiant.
Knowing without knowing
You held the key.
A baptism in your red clay,
Bringing a hallelujah to my lips
As I found love and discovered myself
On Red Mountain.
*I live atop Red Mountain in Birmingham, Alabama, a mountain rich in the iron ore that ‘The Magic City’s” steel industry was built upon. I truly did find love here…and myself.