--“Surely” is a play on words for the name of my fictitious queen of Assurance- Shirley. This was written several years ago, but it still holds true in my life today. To me this poem is about Confidence. About knowing that I CAN. Knowing that if I set my mind to something, it’s a Certainty. I’m still looking for this Girl, and this Feeling, with whom “all things are possible in her embrace.” Until I find her, I'll continue to search for this "Surely"!
Heads turn when Surely passes by
Who wouldn’t want to be the one?
I believe myself more just being near
I know with Surely I would always win
Hand-in-hand life would be clear
I’ve never really been alone
Always accompanied by Shame and Doubt
But they disappear when Surely smiles
Today I’ve come to understand
Just what I need to be a man
With Surely I would do far more
Than with even sweet “I Think I Can”
I had her once but only for a bit
I saw a different world inside her eyes
All things were possible in her embrace.
So it cut deep to watch her slip away-
Now she’s the one thing that I lack,
But if I hold on to her sister Faith
I believe I can bring Surely back
Surely doesn’t think but rather knows
She will never Try what she can Do
Things simply Are- not what they Seem
With Surely I know that I will do
What otherwise would be a dream
Surely does as Surely is
Her confidence can’t help but spread
To feel her touch again is my desire
I have no doubt she wants me too.
This is true when that is so:
That I’ll trade every hopeful ‘Yes’
To feel just one sweet Surely ‘Know’
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