Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Courage


In times of trouble, is it a natural expectation
that those supposedly blood or marriage bound
will take action,
lend a hand and support you?

and if it is, what happens when they don’t?

Anger builds, resentment and frustration
immobolise the body and frenzy the mind
leaving you vulnerable
to the deathly comfort of substance abuse

and if this happens, what then of your life?

So what do we do?
We must overcome the disappointment
in human nature with all its flaws,
all its failings

and accept, for our own sake, that others live by different values

Surrender to the seeping pain,
let the volatile anger subside
as it washes through you and over you
scorching skin, suffer every aching moment

and burn the bridges if you must, but let go of the expectation

Tell yourself
they know not what they do
for if they did, sleep would surely evade them
unless they are morally bankrupt?

and perhaps they are

Your role in this life
is not to fall victim to the shallowness of others
but to recognise your own unique depth
remembering you are strong

and important to those that matter

Grieve the loss
of the imaginary outcome you held,
substituted by a harsh reality,
say goodbye to what could have been

and embrace what is

Each of us will face our own judgement;
you must hold firm in the knowledge
that although crippled in this moment, bloodied and bruised,
you fought with courage

and stood for something of value

© Dianne Traynor 


8 comments:

  1. "So what do we do?
    We must overcome the disappointment
    in human nature with all its flaws,
    all its failings

    and accept, for our own sake, that others live by different values"

    You nailed it there, Dianne. Awesome write.

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  2. Thank you Tom, it can be a difficult thing to accept but it finally dawned on me that acceptance was about my own sanity and peace rather than condoning behaviour :)

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  3. superb lines...
    feels gud to see a poet of my theme here..
    loved them...
    wonderful!!

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  4. Thank you Vartul:) And thank you for visiting my page and commenting, it is truly appreciated to know there are those that relate to my scribblings:) Dianne

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  5. these are not just your scribblings..
    to me they felt like truly coming from your heart..
    appreciable effort..!! :)

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  6. From deep with Vartul, from deep within .. there is a guide that comes to visit my pen and I am purely the medium that scribes it to the page .. that is how I feel; it is amazing when the words just gush forth and I feel like shouting "wait, wait, I can't keep up" .. I love it, I feel truly blessed to have finally embraced who I believe I am :)

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  7. waaao....
    So what they say is true :
    "only a poet can best understand another poet.."

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