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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  • Gold Star - 4,859 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

  • Gold Star - 10,335 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

  • Gold Star - 37,965 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (11/30/2014 2:08:00 AM)

    Well penned so nice of you...Congrates (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Philip Carter (11/30/2013 8:09:00 PM)

    We probably all have this feeling sometime in our lives (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,508 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 - 866 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

  • Rookie - 0 Points Tom Balch (10/12/2008 6:37:00 PM)

    Love this piece, courage / choice right/wrong 10+Regards Tom (Report) Reply

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