It Takes Courage

Holding back is so hard

Filled with so much emotion

Pressurized until near explosion

Who am I to wish such things?

Dream such dreams?


Time so short for such elation

This fantasy, my mind’s vacation

Wishing to be the life I desire

Escape the muck & mire

Of reality’s daily dredge

This can’t be real

Is fate’s deceiver

Knocking at my covettess door?

You’re a fool to believe in such follies they say

Toss away the safe old ways

For what, a fantasy, a dream

The illusive unpromise of hopes future

Well I say HELL YEAH!

Nothing ventured, nothing gained

Shall hope weep for my sake?

Who would not take?

Shall faith’s friend be abandoned in a harbor of mediocrity & security?

What if?  I say as I trudge through the numbness of my daze

Cannot leave this one unanswered

Even if I walk away shattered and bent; spent of all life

At least I tried.  Can they say the same?

DrewBerry DrewBerry
46-50, F
4 Responses Apr 29, 2008

Thanks so much Tasmin!

Love it!

Thanks Librakitty. I wrote this SO LONG ago this year as I was separating from my marriage. Times were so heavy and scary. Full of blame and shame.<br />
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Wow - thanks for commenting and showing me how far I've come. Looking back with a big fat smile on my face now. Worth every teardrop!!

Wow<br />
is this an original <br />
I like it