Shadow

Fear is what keeps me
Locked inside this space
Afraid to move forward
Too afraid to take a step
So I stay idled in my place.

Comparing lives
Thinking I wish I could be there too
But worried about the outcome
That is so far from view.

Do I have what it takes really?
To step outside my shadow
It keeps me trapped in old thoughts and patterns. My habits don’t lie.

It tells me who I am now
Not who I could be
The leader
The teacher
The poet
The photographer
The writer
The creator
I know I am to be

But no matter what
My shadow follows close behind me
Reminding me always that fear
Is in back and never in front of me.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s