How much longer must I sit

Here, silent.

Looking at you across the lake,

Examining the waves, the sky, the water,

Watching you come towards me,

Your open arms,

A prisoner to stubborn doubt.

There is safety in the shadows,

There is certainty in the twilight,

In the sombre dance and the

Sweet air of resignation.

For in random conversations,

For in justified structures,

Rumour’s gusts throw cares,

As false airs splinter

Into an awkward situation.

How much longer must I sit

Here, silent.


Written for Theme Thursday   

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8 Responses to Doubt

  1. Mary says:

    Doubt definitely can hold a person a prisoner sometime…..especially if there are rumors involved. I really liked the illustration you used too, Alan.

  2. Susan Chast says:

    Long as, long as … Especially when that person or group rushing toward you seems to have none, right? What if? What if? What if everything were all right? Your poem hits the safety factor right on target. I’m so glad I am over this.

  3. Raven Spirit says:

    Doubt and waiting can be so very painful. Thank you for your kind words upon my blog. I enjoyed your poem, it flowed with such ease, making it a real pleasure to read.

  4. Grace says:

    This line stood out for me: A prisoner to stubborn doubt. ~ Thanks for your visits Alan ~

  5. kaykuala says:

    Questions, questions! how much longer, yes! Yearnings and hopes come together. That is a good combination. Wonderful write alan!


  6. Such a mood you’ve created in your poem. That space of unknowing, of waiting.

  7. coalkissed says:

    Doubt can be a prison…that’s for sure! This very thought provoking. The picture is great too 🙂

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