life was an all consuming challenge

to accomplish, to prove himself

prove he could overcome

prove he was good enough

and he did, he was

but when you’ve gained  everything you dreamt of and more

what is left, when you’ve had it all

success? what is that

you can still hear those voices constant, even on the mountaintop

pushing, urging, never enough

he no longer wanted to be in this life,

he felt it had nothing left to offer

selfish, the way you chose to leave

almost enough to make this feel alright

but i still miss you, my friend

i will until the end