Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thursday December 23, 2010 Poetic Asides



Image found on the internet. Post of painting by Munch.

Poetic Asides/ prompt: Write a poem about something you are dreading.

Something I am Dreading
When it comes to something
That I am dreading,
It could be anything...
The unknown,
The future always poses questions.

I will be as the animals,
Without fear,
I will walk bravely into the night.

Will I be able to face what is ahead for me?
Will I find the ground,
Will be jerked out from under my feet?
Will I be set free,
To fly and no longer be grounded?

I will be the eagle,
And I will soar.

Will it be an explosion,
Or a quiet receding of
This place I have known,
The place I call "safe?"
What is ahead,
Just around the bend?
If I knew,
Would I even get out of bed?

I will be the bear,
And I will sleep through winter.

I refuse to name my fear,
And all that I dread,
Let them remain nameless,
No reality at all.
I will make my preparations,
And I will know them then,
In the reality of the fall.

I will be as the animals,
Without fear,
I will walk bravely into the night.

1 comment:

  1. Sense of insecurity. past is past and future is unknown. Why spoil the present.

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