New Poem – within the life…


Within the life we lead,

On the stage we play our part upon,

There are dangers – it’s true.


An abyss will always be there,

As it needs to be.


And with it, in this life at least,

The possibility of a nadir,

A shattering of the dreams.

An extinguishing of the light,

Should you stray far enough,

Given its seduction,

To the very edge.


So be cautious,

Listen carefully to you soul

Before ever confronting

The fear or dishonour of others,

Face to face.

And then remember there can be no space

For the merest pinch of anxiety

Or slither of guilty misgivings,

If you heart is full.


No place either

For the Black Swan of your psyche

To alight even an instant.


For in honest pursuit

Of unfulfilled,

Even as yet unimagined dreams,        

And in vibrant and fabulous tinges,

Colours of your very own,

Your flowering is certain.


  1. Mahnaz Mohafez

    Great! I enjoyed reading it.

  2. Shari LeKane-Yentumi

    Gentle words of wisdom and caution are always appreciated by the youthful and naive. I like that you are seated in a grassy field much like the Greek philosophers would do with their classes.

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