Insecurity Resolved

Unnerved by invitations –
isolation equates with security –
fear the onslaught of questions,
the unleashing of a torrent –
emotions flooding, crashing
through this gated illusion –
best to withdraw.

Withdraw my best
when gated by illusion
crashing, emotions flood –
need to tame this torrent
question the onslaught, brave
insecurity, negate isolation
embrace the invitations.

(Tuesdays, I borrow from my Twitter poems. Follow me @Vjknutson.  The first stanza is the original poem.  I left it here,  then unsatisfied, decided to turn it upside down and create a new outcome. .  Image from personal collection.)


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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

22 thoughts on “Insecurity Resolved”

  1. Easier said than done. I think it is hard to be vulnerable when it saps one’s limited amount of energy. But I like your positive tone in the “new outcome” stanza. I guess we sometimes have to give ourselves permission to not be comfortable. Or a gentle push. Or not.
    Definitely food for thought.

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  2. Isolation equates with security equates with fear which equates with an waste of what we are given. Note: its easier to say that thank live it. :/

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      1. Yes vulnerability, but who wants to be vulnerable? Its like staying in our comfort zone with comfort food under a comfortable quilt in a comfortable bed, who wants that?

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