One Single Impression: Struggle


What is not easy
Comes with pain.

I am a cynic
In my forty-sixth year.

I measure potential loss and gain
Before I move.
I want something
For me.
I'm done with noble sacrifice.
Done with the ceremony of
By-all-means-you-go-first.

So:
What must I give up
Before I
Take this chance?

What sacrifice
Might keep me
In the noble game?

I give a little,
And I wait.

Hating the loneliness,
I am in.

In my forty-sixth year
I have not learned
Nothing is better
Than something.

One Single Impression

Comments

  1. each day is a learning experience with guidance from within, following the inner voice can bring serendipity!

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  2. This poem is a voice of many lonely hearts. Very Powerful words.

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  3. You always have wise words and I do so relate! Thank you for sharing. In my seventy-ninth year I still need all the help I can get!!

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  4. a huge sigh. i am a cynic in my 50th year.

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  5. Ah, that learning curve never ends. Great words.

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  6. We all learn and grow from our experiences ... you have done it beautifully !!!

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  7. Yes...sometimes one does have to wonder...what if!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  8. Anonymous6:40 AM

    the struggle with life never ends...yes!

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  9. A difficult lesson for sure.

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  10. And yet you have learned it, otherwise you wouldn't be able to write so beautifully about it.

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  11. really deep. please accept my virtual hug :-)

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  12. the self-awareness is the first step to progress....

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  13. I enjoyed your inner voice in this poem, and I can relate to the hesitation to give. And I love the self-revelation at the end of this poem. Beautifully done as always Sandy!

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