Treasure Island

Linda Engwall

(Chicagoland)

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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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  • Savita Tyagi (12/1/2013 12:12:00 AM)

    Loved it. Never knowing what is worse! Happens all the time. A feeling penned so well. (Report) Reply

  • * 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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