Wednesday, 09 August 2017

My Uphill Journey

by Anonymous (See all authors)

It's an uphill journey

A steep road to trudge

The surroundings unfamiliar

In fear's grip, I dare not budge

Yet as I squint before me

and look past my narrow path

I see a widened expanse

Of opportunity to unmap

Around me trees are barren

Yet the familiarity keeps me deceptively warm

But ahead, up on top, buds are forming

Waiting to burst into full form

And tentatively I step forward

Though my shackles fight to hold me back

You see, the metal is formed of habit

And that takes strength of iron to crack

The way winds around and widens

The air feels crisp, clearer and pure

There's something different-tangible and real

It offers freedoms appeal and lure

Though right this minute I feel lighter

My heart beat quickens with the incline

There'\s something raw, completely frightening

Letting go of the emptiness I've left behind

I struggle and pant, beg and pray

I feel alone-I need help to walk

This steep path I ventured out on

I turn to G-d and begin to talk

"Hashem," I cry, "I'm too bogged down

Familiarity grasps me in it's stead

Help me see, open my eyes

To the beauty that's promised just up ahead"

He lovingly heeds my heartfelt cry

And lifts me up so I can steal a peek

Of the splendor, vibrant colors, expanses of green

In reward for the fact that truth I seek

This gives me strength to carry on

With the knowledge that I'm not alone

With determination, I set out once more

One foot forward, on my own

The trees, they tower, larger than life

They offer fruits of labor delectably sweet

My path now boasts color and vibrancy

The pavement, soft as clouds, cushion my feet

It feels so blissful, I'm so thankful

My senses adjust to a new reality

Because they feel real happiness here

Once having let go of fateful familiarity

Don't be disillusioned, this treck is always uphill

I'm breaking a sweat, consciously avoiding road blocks

But be sure of one thing, I'm still walking

Eyes and heart on my pulse, with my goals climbing over those rocks

As my uphill path continues to expand and blossom

Feelings of ease replace the constant aching lack

There's a rainbow up ahead, birds flying over head

And a clarity in the knowledge that......there is NO LOOKING BACK!!