Pretending won't do it!
Pretending won’t do it!
By Tony DeLorger © 2012
Tempted by the stray thoughts of doubt,
in desperate pleas I claw my way out,
stuck in the mire of my circumstance known,
clinging to fear and my trite qualms so prone.
When deliverance waits on the side of a step,
through change a clear path beyond visions inept,
to potentials of limitless scope will I find,
if only I can resist that fear in my mind.
I forget all too soon what power I hold,
in the nature of my world let my story be told,
my will and tenacity to strive in the end,
can mould and deliver a life not pretend.
For in rescinding my course and my dreams by denial,
I forfeit the right, endure a harsh life by trial,
instead of the gift of possibility to find,
the clouded mist of uncertainty reminds.
In pretence I lay stagnant, awaiting rescue that never comes,
instead of accepting that toil overcomes,
with visions of change and betterment found,
my body steps out and my thinking resounds.
I am whatever and whoever I will,
a universe to back me in my pursuit and dispel,
any doubts or worries that failure can take,
anything of value that I’m willing to make.
Failure at end is a job still undone,
as uncertain as winning yet a lesson in love,
for struggle is never a negative view,
simply the lessons of movement for a heart to imbue.
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