The Creeping Burden of Doubt

The Creeping Burden of Doubt
The Creeping Burden of Doubt

Has it been,
has it always been and I blind to it,
or is this my awakening,
this climbing spine thrill
that shudders heart and soul to know,
I am maligned
by this trepidation of ill,
this dark burden of doubt.

Always so definitive,
so actualized in thinking,
borders were just lines to cross,
horizons a figment of beauty,
and further was just a step
from where I was, no cause for alarm,
no uncertainty of harm
touched my pensive mind.

Now, it seems
my dreams somehow effected
by this lingering dark specter,
posing questions I had not considered,
and my heart sinks, as if weighted,
and I’m devastated,
to think what once flowed like honey
is now a question of ‘honey’ at all.

Doubt breeds,
multiplies in the dim recesses of being,
takes a knowing and strangles it dry,
all those seeds I’ve been sewing,
now idle for all I fear,
and that one single state of doubt,
corrupts all and what I’m about,
in this flow of thought, awareness.

Hold on to dreams I must,
for they carry all that’s just in life,
and where I want to be,
free from the burdens of ‘perhaps’ and ‘maybe’,
for they in intent
can become malevolent,
and slay a heart complete,
when we let go of dreams.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

2 thoughts on “The Creeping Burden of Doubt

  • June 15, 2017 at 6:45 PM
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    I have always believed that anything of value, worth holding on to, begins with a dream. Doubts can cloud truths, yet doubts can make us look deeper to become more aware of truths. Great work, Tony.

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