POETRY

That Shadow of a Doubt

When the shades have been up
on the windows of your soul
as you were sighing.

Yes those unguarded moments,
where you couldn’t, or you wouldn’t
take control.

I’ve had a glimpse
of the anguish, that resides
so deep within.

I’ve heard a wounded child crying
locked outside but trying
to get in.

And the pain that is your prison
is the pain that will one day
set you free,

Just as the dark side of your sadness,
holds the guiding light
to help you see.

And when your life
is just too confusing,
and you ask yourself what is this all about?

Questions and answers will lead you
to peel away
that shadow of a doubt.

Let your flame burn brightly,
Hold it up for all the world to see
And grant yourself permission
to walk the path that leads you to be free.

Let your flame burn brightly
make it strong and never let it out,
and give yourself the power
to reconcile that shadow of a doubt.

And when your sleeping soul awakens
in some place beyond
a world of black and white,

A taste of consciously living
will leave you with a
healthy appetite.

And then one day you realize you’re doing
all those things you always could,
but never tried,

And then you find yourself receiving
all those things that you have
so long been denied.

And when your life’s not quite so confusing,
and you have a sense
what this is all about.

Questions and answers will have shown you
how to reconcile
that shadow of a doubt.

Let your flame burn brightly,
Hold it up for all the world to see,
and give yourself the power
to walk the path that leads you to be free

Let your flame burn brightly
make it strong and never let it out
and grant yourself permission
to live beyond that shadow of a doubt.

Copy right © Henri Ferguson 2005

Author notes

Fact: none of us make it through life unscathed, so we must accept, embrace and get over it. That said “getting over it” can and often proves to be a lengthy, convoluted and painful journey. It is said that 5% is the issue and 95% is what we choose to do with it.
Doing for ourselves; self empowerment, is the process that weaves through everything we do, touch and feel as spirits living out this human experience. This wonderful elixir of pain, passion and discovery always comes down to a choice between healing and hurting ourselves. Only by stepping into the fire as it were, and trusting that we will come out the other side stronger for it can we vanquish that shadow of a doubt.
 Written June 21st, 2002 

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