Archive for the ‘Courage’ tag
I woke up to learn that today is Poem in Your Pocket Day. To mark the day, here’s the poem in my pocket:
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“Creative action plays with the unknown.
But as the child fears the dark,
full of big dogs and mental monsters
formed from fantasies,
the adult child will be fearful too,
faced with the dark world of the unknown mind,
with vast concepts looking enormous
just beyond the front yard.
Peering out, he sees no parents
in the darkness of that land
where he has never been.
The unknown is uncontrolled,
no strategies exist that will enclose
the endless territory of the new.
Only trust in yourself and in this world
can carry you past the watchdogs of your fears
and out of the iron gates of the already-known.”