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?