Failure

Big risks require big decisions, and usually, they are surrounded by big fears.

I had always done what was expected of me

Never deviating from the path

Consistently living in the expectations of others.

 

Living in the expectation of others is no way to live at all

afraid to let others down

afraid to be alone

afraid to fail

 

I was done and so I began

My heart led me to new lands

Thriving in liberation, living in love

 

My fears had held onto me for as long as they could

and now that I was in freefall I was determined to land on my feet

but I didn't

 

I struggled at first, crawling, clawing, climbing as I could

but I never stopped moving

and now I'm at the top of my own mountain - and from it, I can see the house that my fears fill.

 

This poem is about: 
Me

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