labyrinth – 6/23/12

Ah, being afraid at work, that I’ll lose my job, that I can’t do what I’m asked to do, that I don’t measure up, that no one is listening, etc … seems more prevalent in harder times, when more people are scrambling to stay afloat, to stay on top. I finally gave up, and admitted I to my harshest critic (myself) that I couldn’t do what I was doing. And thus shrugged off the fear that I was shackled by.

I turned a corner today
and the view changed
the steps I’d been taking
turned into a journey
as I left behind
a fear
I had been fighting over
with myself
for some days

I don’t know who
won
or lost
this fight

but it seems that
walking forward
and growing up
(again, and again)
is very much about
what you leave behind

The journey starts
when you turn
and can’t see home

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About Clark W Johnson

I am a poet, interested in using poetry to explore my interactions with the spiritual. I find poetry captures tension, paradox and flow well enough so I can hold experiences at arms length and reflect on them from multiple vantage points. As I walk deeper with my God, I'm finding such a record invaluable for myself, and I find that pieces and parts touch others as well. I love and long for more points of contact along those lines.
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