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CHOICES: The Struggle Within – An Original Poem

ChoicesThroughout 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

~LG Christopher

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 beChoices 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!




This is a short poem dedicated to my Nephew, Bradley.  He is a young man, only 21 years old, and is currently undergoing treatment for Cancer.  I am in awe of his positive outlook, which shows wisdom beyond his years, and provides him the strength necessary to press forward.  His bright light was the inspiration that led me to share his journey with you.

Inspiring DragonlyLife happens and struggles come

It is a simple fact you cannot hide from

In these times though there will be a friend

Offering a smile and lending a hand

Humbled and grateful because they care

You begin to realize love is everywhere

With the help of one, and then another

Hope will blossom as you recover

Faith and courage this journey requires

But we travel together, this family of ours


While each of us have our own journey in life, no one has to travel the path alone.  Choosing to be there for one another is a simple but selfless act, that can provide love and comfort to many.


For those that would like to help offset the extensive medical costs Bradley has incurred, please visit the following link: Bradley’s Cancer Treatment Funding

Also, if you found these words inspiring, or know of someone that might find them comforting…please feel free to pass them along.

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Until next time, this is me Living 2 Be Free…come join me!

“So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.”
-Robert Louis Stevenson, Lay Morals