Throughout our life we are faced with many choices, and some of those choices can create a struggle within us that almost seems unbearable. When I find myself in that space, it helps me to write; especially poetry. The solace it brings me can often provide some much needed clarity. With that being said, I would like to share what has been on my mind of late.
CHOICES – An Original Poem
Struggling to make choices, answers nowhere to be found
Opinions, options, voices, closing in from all around
Yes I can, No I can’t, I don’t know what to do
Listening to others can sometimes offer clues
It can also be confusing, and lead you down a path
That isn’t filled with your desire, but often full of wrath
The only choice that is truly right for this journey that you walk
Is the one you will manifest out of positive self talk
Be kind and gentle with yourself as you come to terms with things
For the choices that you make in life don’t have to come with strings
An amazing thing will happen once the decision is made
No more doubts, no more worries, no more being afraid
Inner peace is soon to follow which will affirm the deed is done
Stand confident in your choices, there is no need to run
Let not yourself be swayed, or steered in a way unbefitting
Self respect is valuable and definitely worth getting
As life continues one thing is certain, more choices will come to pass
How you handle each of these shall be a testament to your class
So let the struggles go, simply let the answers be
Our time on earth is a precious gift, a great commodity
Spend not your life in turmoil, or living with false pride
You my friend are special, and have no reason to hide
When life has past, and that time will come for each and everyone
The impact of our actions will be a reflection of what we’ve done
I ask you now to make a choice and therefore stop the juggle
Right or wrong, left or right, you can’t keep up the struggle
The Struggle Within Is A Matter Of Choice
Now that my thoughts have taken on a life of their own, it has become quite clear that the struggle within is a matter of choice; and this choice can only be conquered if one chooses a life of fulfillment rather than a life of confusion. This does not mean that you shouldn’t take time to pause and think before acting, but it is critical that you do not ponder the answer too long before moving in one direction or another.
So the next time you find yourself in an obscure situation, wondering which way to turn; think back on the words in this poem, and remember that as long as you remain true to yourself … the answers are sure to come. This will allow you to feel confident in your choices, and help you move forward on your journey.
Until next time, this is me Living 2 Be Free … make a choice to join me!