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The Land of Complacency (XXX)

30 Sep

This Land of Complacency

Somewhere along the way to fame and fortune
I became lost; got tangled up amongst the weeds
of self-doubt and procrastination.
And though I felt myself sliding into the hinterlands
of obscurity, with every breath I took
I found another reason to delay my path.
These reasons seemed vibrantly necessary,
and so, I stopped, dallied along the side of my road;
watching everything pass me by.
I put down roots, deep into the soil of redundancy,
fastening myself to the land of complacency…
watching the world move forward
as I stayed in the past, unable to find reason
to take that next step—away from the known.

Even knowing that the future holds the key,
for me, I’m still standing here. Stuck in my past;
afraid to move on, for fear of humiliation—failure.
Yet, even in failure we succeed. For then…
and only then do we realize what we can
and cannot do. Only then can we move on
to bigger and better pastures.
For even in failure, we learn a bit more
about ourselves. Perhaps the truth
about me is that I’m doomed
to remain in the past…I’m doomed
by laziness and cowardice…
I’m doomed.
© September 30, 2010 CRF

This was loosely inspired by the Spirit wild Chronicles posted on MySpace. It can be found following this URL

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=43333579&blogId=539540993

So…Thirty days later and I have finished my 30 poem in 30 day self challenge. It has been quite interesting, though I think I stuck to a few different themes. One thing I noticed was that I sometimes felt a little rushed because of the self imposed time limits. Still, I think it helped to improve my creative process.

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6 Comments

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6 responses to “The Land of Complacency (XXX)

  1. onescoobthree

    September 30, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Hell no you’re not doomed *slaps you around*

    I loved “vibrantly necessary” Great descriptive words. Among others lol

    I understand this though, we fear failure, so we don’t even try. Yeah, I totally get that XD

     
    • falcon1974

      September 30, 2010 at 11:23 pm

      ROFLMAO

      Yeah… I really liked that phrase when it popped into my head too. 😀

      Fear and Procrastination are my two worst enemies.

       
  2. Cheryl Darr

    October 12, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Excellent piece, Craig. I can really relate to this. I am stuck in the past pretty often myself.

     
    • falcon1974

      October 14, 2010 at 1:03 am

      I think most of the country is stuck in that past Cheryl. Thanks. 😀

       
  3. helen

    November 1, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    found you!

     
    • falcon1974

      November 2, 2010 at 11:43 am

      Hy Helen. I wasn’t really hiding. 😀

       

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