Bound by the pain of past…
Often in life we encumber ourselves with the limits of past pain and conditioning, believing that we will fall again. This simply creates obstacles and in the end we suffer what we fear. Forgiving past and living in the possibilities of the present is a different way of life.
A labyrinth of recompense
dares each step into future,
choices like vultures circling,
as fear takes hold,
and doubts lead us to ill-founded takes
on what life does address,
what truths have told.
The labyrinth is so dark at times,
walls thick enclose light-less paths,
filled with the apprehension
of those scars,
that preclude our clear vision,
blurring choices that could steer
our steps to freedom.
The weight of burden
is often too much,
when that labyrinth of fear
dictates our steps,
and echoes of past reignite our pain,
remind us of our past refrains,
and the consequence of our folly.
Yet without that labyrinth,
our steps are in a straight line,
in the light of unencumbered time,
and suddenly decisions place themselves,
like jig-saw pieces settling,
and limits just fade from mind,
as we traverse our world.
How darkness can cloud the mind,
remove the light of possibility,
and in kind, limit life,
where everything is a labyrinth,
and horizons are hidden from mind,
as in darkness we stumble,
relive our pain and bound by fear, stagnate.
Tony DeLorger © 2017
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