You feel for the edge, and it seems to be firm,
indecision has dampened your will,
the rickety walk makes your confidence squirm,
and you wonder if you have the skill.
Your plans being made and the schedule complete,
you had every intention to go,
but now, up ahead, just the threat of defeat
could make progress exceedingly slow.
But what if, you think, my assessment is wrong,
that my sure-footed path comes apart?
You'd prove to the others that you don't yet belong,
that you haven't the strength or the heart.
So cast aside doubts and instill your intent
and be watching your steps on the way.
Tenacity counts and would now represent
your success over life's disarray.
Jack has published over 350 poems in his career, many accompanied by his own photography. He specializes in a view of the commonplace and Americana.