Friday, August 19, 2016

The First Step Is Always A Leap


The void opens wide
Petrifying me in place
Incapable of moving forward,
Destined to fall


Vast shadows cast by the gorge
Overwhelm my senses,
Wield my mind
I weep, overcome by obscurity


Despair eats away my courage
Hesitation feeds my doubts
Reservation endorses apathy
Ambition demands motion


Reevaluating my obstacle,
Gauging the other side
Take two steps back, realign,
Charge ahead with focused intention


Passion has purpose
Hope proves stronger than fear
Existence demands reason
Spirit vanquishes apprehension


Floating across the ravine
Awaiting discovery
Maybe I will fail
Maybe, I will fly


Darkness lingers, little changes
except my freed perception
Glancing back at the abyss, surprised
Finding only a crevice, dividing paths


The first step is always a leap
Journey eclipses destinations
Crossing the chasm despite fear,
Leads to reverent, eager curiosity


Lost no longer, I wander
Creating, dreaming, seeking
New challenges to explore
While soaring over valleys.