DOUBT

What a blow it is,
To have all you think you are –
Taken in an instant,
Those nurtured gifts,
That guarded weakness,
Cherished place in future’s isle
Snatched away by the hand of doubt,
No quick path’s to be found,
Only the sound of clumping boots in the mud
Slowly, carefully picking cockles of future worth,
Before the rising of the tide.
 
 
 
 
 
 
If a moment ago I was good,
Then now I stand on the shoulders of a giant,
That he never existed is irrelevant,
So long as I can leap to surer ground,
If his memory’s besmirched by mud and doubt
So be it,
The next standing stone rises up,
Even if I cannot see it,
Intuitions breath fills my sails,
Yet now I know not to worship her,
The wind is just the wind,
Of no more use alone than the planks of wood beneath my toes,
The creaking ropes or sweating arms of sailors,
Transporting this fool to a land,
Where he will no longer be a fool,
But see a hole in the mirror,
Through which the whole world makes sense,
And his own place in it
Is irrelevant, no – not irrelevant,
Just a ship at sea,
Much smaller is the ship but no less part
Of the sea.
 

On another matter completely…To those of you who read and enjoyed my post Rebirth, which was written for Elli’s competition, please follow the link below:

http://elliwrites.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/rebirth-april-contest-entry/

And vote by clicking on the number of stars you think it deserves. Many Thanks!

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. halfwaybetweenthegutter
    May 11, 2011 @ 21:14:20

    I love the images in this. Lovely.

    Reply

  2. theDarkJasmine
    May 13, 2011 @ 02:17:53

    very thought provoking.
    nice piece!

    Reply

  3. eclipseofthemoon
    May 13, 2011 @ 07:52:22

    A fantastic poem…
    “But see a hole in the mirror,
    Through which the whole world makes sense …” so beautifully put

    Reply

  4. halfwaybetweenthegutter
    May 14, 2011 @ 15:48:34

    I love accidental lines 🙂

    Keep writing, this really was thought provoking.

    Reply

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