Linda Engwall

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Lack of Courage


Most days I feel
Like I am
Losing so much time
Sitting
Waiting
Hoping
For you to change

Never knowing quite for sure
If it is me or you that must change

Always believed that by
Not moving
Making no decision
Is the same as making one

Wondering if it is due to my lack of strength
Or no courage
To take those hits
That will happen if I choose
To move
Now

Wish I knew if this was truly my choice
Or one made only by lack of my courage

Submitted: Sunday, October 12, 2008
Edited: Friday, November 18, 2011

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  • Veteran Poet - 3,378 Points Savita Tyagi (11/30/2014 5:49:00 PM)

    A lovely poem. Not knowing what to do for a number of reasons! An honest truth penned so well. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,338 Points Kim Barney (11/30/2014 4:08:00 PM)

    Well articulated. Enjoyed it very much. Congrats on poem of the day today and also one year ago today. Oh, and two years ago today also. Happy anniversary of your poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,689 Points * Sunprincess * (11/30/2013 7:49:00 PM)

    I believe you are right...
    ~Always believed that by
    Not moving
    Making no decision
    Is the same as making one~ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 90 Points Liliana ~el (11/30/2013 6:55:00 AM)

    Flows nice
    Difficult struggle indeed
    Won't know consequence until action has been taken (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nurain Ali-balogun (11/30/2012 11:15:00 PM)

    Lack of courage to hold on and hope he'll change, or having enough courage to move on when he refused to change.....ponderous. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Terry Holder (11/30/2012 9:32:00 AM)

    Really Enjoyed. Makes you stop and think and then put yourself in the words. The question becomes is that what I am doing? (Report) Reply

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