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This Question I Ask Myself

April 6, 2017

Sean Michael, February 2017

Should I defend my blunders in the face of hypocrisy—
or will I be steadfast and silent?

Should I trend in the shadows of a leader I do not wish to follow—
or would I be wise to forge my own path and depart the tyrant’s?

Would I have the strength to stand for what I believe even if I’m left standing alone—
or would I blend into the crowd and be lost in the numbers?

Can I believe in myself?!

Will I give into the lies?!

Will I give into the voice that tells me I’ll fail?!

Or will I try?!

These questions linger in my mind—
but the answers are not there.

No, the answers to these questions lie far beyond the fear.

 

Posted for  dVerse Poets, Open Link Night #193, April 6, 2017

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14 Comments
  1. A lot of questions and it may take a lifetime to find the answers ~

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  2. Without questions there are no answers, or few answers. Keep asking questions.

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  3. Wrestling with oneself like this is terrible. I recently read a poem found on https://annisikarts.com … I paste it here for convenience:
    a favourite also of Mahatma Gandhi – by Rabindranath Tagore:

    Walk Alone, Walk Alone

    If no one comes at your call, then walk alone
    Walk alone, walk alone, walk alone
    If no one comes at your call, then walk alone
    If no one speaks, unlucky as you are
    if no one speaks,
    If everyone looks away,
    if everyone fears
    If everyone looks away,
    if everyone fears
    then open your heart,
    find words for your thoughts
    and speak alone
    find words for your thoughts
    and speak alone
    If no one comes at your call, then walk alone
    If anyone, when the path gets tough,
    loses the will to go on
    If anyone, when the path gets tough,
    loses the will to go on
    Then bloody your feet with its thorns
    and tramp alone
    Then bloody your feet with its thorns
    and tramp alone
    If no one comes at your call, then walk alone
    If they offer no light, unlucky as you are,
    If they offer no light
    If in storm and rain and on dark nights
    they shut their doors
    If in storm and rain and on dark nights
    they shut their doors
    then with the lightning
    kindle a fire in your ribs
    and blaze alone
    kindle a fire in your ribs
    and blaze alone
    If no one comes at your call, then walk alone
    Walk alone, walk alone, walk alone
    If no one comes at your call, then walk alone

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  4. I believe that we already know the answers which we seek — howbeit, we often are not ready to accept the responsibility that lie in those answers. To search is to be found, we just need to see! ~peace and happy finding, Jason

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  5. questions arsing from fear tells of a deep burden you carry for humanity and your own conscience, very thought provoking questions, some of which may have answers that change over time.

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  6. The answer is always yes 🙂 … we just need to believe in ourselves. Beautifully poignant write ❤️

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  7. Sometimes the answers also lie in the future and not just beyond fear. There may be a time for patience as well.

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  8. Questions is the only way to go on. Maybe we don’t even need the answers, but more the other questions that we can make.

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  9. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Take the leap of faith and build your wings!

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