|Mountain (sunrise) horizon view from my front porch My back deck|
has another mountain view.
Hold doubt close, bearhug it to your chest,
not a love fest but an intervention;
back it against a wall, unchained.
Let doubt squirm, needle it with questions,
don't settle for illusions. Demand proof.
Curiosity's often followed with indecision;
embrace it, strip it of control;
allow it a voice, yet hear it with a lambent ear.
The horizon holds divergent clouds;
be not afraid of that which furrows brows
or trembles hands. Tears followed with a smile
is a rainbow, a promise that false starts
and difficulties survive thunderheads -
that trust and doubt can hold hands.
by Margaret Bednar, December 3, 2019
This is for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Rommy's Challenge - Words to Live By". Also a word list from Skylover poetry on Instagram's #skyloverwordlist. https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/skyloverwordlist/
This poem is inspired by the words of Rilke ... "What should I say about your tendency to doubt your struggle or to harmonize your inner and outer life? My wish is ever strong that you find enough patience within you and enough simplicity to have faith. May you gain more and more trust in what is challenging, and confidence in the solitude you bear. Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right in any case." (Rainer Maria Rilke) Furnborg, Jonsered, Sweden, November 4, 1904 Letters to a Young Poet