The future before me Hope Such hope! Holding you tight tighter still Afraid to let go Your light your love expel the dark yesterdays Copyright (C) 2021 Penny Wilson Image by efes from Pixabay
My interrogator was ruthless casting doubt on answers lies I had told myself I denied denied what I saw right in front of me The rituals repeated my history looking me square in the face Wringing the facts from me one at a time Finally spent and weak from validity I stood tall and erect to face tomorrow leaving the past behind me Copyright (C) 2020 Penny Wilson
She walked toward the Pinnacle with hesitant steps. With hands shaking, she carried her past in a silver chalice. Laying the vessel at the base of the luminous structure, she turned. With only the future ahead, her steps now light as air, she forged on, excited, at last, about what lay ahead.
Copyright (C) 2019 Penny Wilson
*This is in response to Sue’s Thursday photo prompt #writephoto. If you would like to join in on the fun, be sure to visit Sue’s blog to check it out.
I’ll take your breath away as I enter the room.
I don’t want to draw attention to myself.
I stand on my soapbox and preach my causes.
I stick my head in the sand and ignore the pain of the chaos around me.
You can’t plan your life on “what if’s“.
This is the first time in my life that I’m looking out and planning my life for me.
If you are in a committed relationship, there are always compromises. As it should be. I get that. But I have spent way too much of my life focusing on the what if’s. I’ll give you some examples so that you understand what I mean.
She handles it
The feather down
and gossamer layers
As it settles
on her shoulders
Copyright © 2018 Penny Wilson
*My upcoming move has made me reflect upon what we drag with us through life. The gloom of yesterday, often self-inflicted upon us today.
Yesterday’s post was pretty negative and I’m sorry about that. All is well my peeps, no worries.
Sometimes, the realization that WE choose our own destiny is a bit much to take. Everything in our life, we are responsible for and have either created it or allowed it to happen.
The day that I realized THAT, was quite profound for me. You have to remember that I didn’t have a brain cell in my head until I was in my 30’s. (none worth mentioning anyway) And the realization that I had the power to CHOOSE how I lived my life was like a slap in the face.
Crap! You mean I have to be an adult and accept responsibility for my own life? Well, shit!
Me! My choice! Not fate. Not some Divine Force, was pushing me along life’s path to a specific conclusion. I choose if I take the left fork or the right one.
I do believe in a Higher Power. But I believe that WE have the choice in this life to decide our path. Hopefully, whatever Higher Power there may be is there to guide us and give us strength. Our future is not preordained. At least I don’t believe it is.
My life is a good one. I have an abundance of Blessings that I give thanks for. My self-chosen path has brought me to this point in my life. What to do with tomorrow? We will see, my pretties. We will see. 🙂
The Daffy Duck cartoon? I just happen to have a soft spot for the hot head (I can relate) and wanted a reason to use this particular cartoon.
R – Reflection
The last few years have given me reason to pause and reflect on my life and the direction I’m headed. My life is SO different now than what it was just a few years ago. In a good way.
I’m also getting older, which certainly beats the alternative! This has made me think about my future as well.
Man, I never thought I would live this long! Like they say, I would have taken better care of myself! I’m pretty lucky in that regard. I’m in very good health. A few aches & pains. But we all have those, right?
For the first time in my life, I am putting my future needs number 1. I think that in the past, I had a “what will be will be” kind of outlook. Now, I realize that I have the ability to make a positive difference in my future.
So I’m getting my ducks in a row. It will take a couple of years, to get where I need to be. It feels really good to have a Direction, an Outline, a Path!!
"She believed she could, so she did." 🌙
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