"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."
Eckhart Tolle

Saturday, January 15, 2011

encircles orange writer's island #3-courage

It takes courage to go to the store
I’m agoraphobic
It takes courage to bed a new lover
My body is flawed
It takes courage to turn on the news 
The news sucks
It takes courage to say I love you
I know you’ll fuck me over
It takes courage to look at myself
and accept things as they are

13 comments:

  1. ACCEPTING.....is the hardest...should be the easiest....and indeed takes courage...happy trails Pam

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  2. I'm so glad you tipped us off about the non-autobiographical nature of this. Nevertheless you have hit on some eloquent truths in your poem.

    I always think of you as a very outgoing person: it's a strange thought that our perceptions of our 'vertual' friends may have no real foundation.
    ViV

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  3. But always worth the effort. Great heartfelt words.

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  4. Truth! Well done...

    Pam, you are featured here:
    http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/2011/01/sunday-rally-dispatch-01162011.html

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  5. Be brave. If you are not you my well be looking back in a few years anfd thinking 'if only...'

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  6. Pam, I think that the message of your poem for me is that there are things that demand courage of each of us daily, no matter who we are. Nicely expressed!

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  7. No Viv, it is not about me, but the truth be told I have suffered from some of these ailments :)
    Haven't we all?

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  8. Thanks Anthony. Effort is half the battle.

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  9. Yes, Jamie. I love the article and thanks again.

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  10. Keith, I've done the "if only", more than once :)

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