The Work of Forward Motion

Once bitten twice shy
is the adage that flashes
on the walls of my thoughts.
And lately the neon words resonate,
as are made manifest and stolid
my ever-present collected hesitations.

It’s me on the verge
I see out there
close to losing everything
comprehension
competence
basic faith in my own ability
to do things
completely familiar to me.

Stepping off into Twenty Ten
aiming for changes to
return me to familiar things
put away years ago
causes unreasoned trepidation
and makes me know

It’s still necessary to guard
even possibly rail against
the screaming defeatist naysayer
living in my head.

©2009 Shari Lynne Smothers

About Shari Smothers

Welcome to Telling Stories, my creative writing space. My name is Shari Smothers. Poems help me to understand the world and to explain my world to others. They're my premier story telling tools. There's more to come, so please share with me through reading, commenting, emailing. Learn more about Shari here. And do come again!

3 thoughts on “The Work of Forward Motion

  1. Don't step into 2010, leap in, surprise attack in, Chuck Norris its sorry ass and let it know who is the boss right away. Peace, Shari, all the best.

  2. Thanks Mark! That's the plan I'm working towards. I appreciate the powerhouse words. Peace to you, too.

  3. Thanks Mark! That's the plan I'm working towards. I appreciate the powerhouse words. Peace to you, too.

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