Fear of what comes next

When the fear of what comes next is over,
The endless holiday of the present begins,
For what is a holiday-
If it is not a time and place free from caring
About the world and your place in it?
Your place is now,
The world is now,
You are now.
So let us take this next step together,
Just this small, tiny step
And let the rest emerge as it will,
Seagulls on a deck-
Can leave anytime,
Without being aware they are free,
So let’s all stop sailing for worrytown
Shall we?

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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. charlesmashburn
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 20:56:52

    Good one, mb! I ain’t skeert!

    Reply

  2. Sonia G Medeiros
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 22:59:51

    That fear of what comes next is a sticky one. It’s hard to take the leap sometimes. But you have to or stay stuck.

    Reply

    • mbwilliams
      Aug 26, 2011 @ 11:05:02

      Hi Sonia! The first step is certainly the hardest, and that is the one we must take again and again. I think writing is in many ways a warrior art. It can take great courage.

      Reply

  3. Angela Cohan
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 14:50:15

    This is absolutely beautiful–I enjoyed your use of imagery and language.

    Reply

  4. liv2write2day
    Aug 27, 2011 @ 01:22:17

    Wise reflections, Mark. Worrying doesn’t accomplish much and I have a PhD in it!!!

    Reply

  5. Jingle Poetry At The Gooseberry Garden
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 16:41:24

    honest and cool…

    Reply

  6. Mary
    Sep 04, 2011 @ 19:48:22

    So true. All we have is now, and the only step we can take is the next one! I like your writing, your topics. I will follow your blog!

    Reply

    • mbwilliams
      Sep 05, 2011 @ 20:07:31

      Great, sign up with your email address if you want updates. I’d be happy to check out any of your writing too. It’s up to us bloggers to take the next step together.

      Reply

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