Linda Ori

(08/13/1945 / UTAH)

A Message to Myself


I wish I were more daring.........

Could climb outside my comfort zone
Where things look so inviting
Yet here I stay in limbo

Not knowing how to break this spell
That holds me captive still
With all things so familiar

This world holds wonders yet unseen
But will I ever see them
Or know their secret beauty?

If I don't make the effort now
I may remain forever
Within my little world

Hello, there - are you listening?
Wake up and smell the coffee!
Take a step outside........................

Submitted: Saturday, July 07, 2007
Edited: Saturday, March 19, 2011

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  • Ridge Cahill (11/10/2008 5:26:00 AM)

    A premise inviting, yet forelong with the unknown...fear. Linda, your poetry touches, effortlessly. (Report) Reply

  • Estrella Baldemosa (4/28/2008 1:39:00 AM)

    getting out the comfort zone is always difficult. Change is the essence of living- there is pain and joy in living life fully. Without challenge, there is no growth...good write (Report) Reply

  • Who Iam (1/21/2008 10:50:00 AM)

    Linda,

    Seems many people are caught up in their own'little world' they tend to find security within, yet knowing that once they take that first step outside there is a much LARGER world to be shared.
    Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Gregory Gunn (7/13/2007 1:32:00 PM)

    Unless one is an extrovert, it isn't ever an easy thing to break from that comfort zone. You'd think as you get older, the more chances you'd be willing to take, but I have discovered the opposite more often holds true. Go figure! Maybe its just good sense or the wisdom of having been put through the ringer one too many times that we create our safe retreats, and aren't all that comfortable when we venture too far away from them. In any event, 'A Message To Myself' spoke volumes to this introvert.

    G.G. (Report) Reply

  • Alison Cassidy (7/12/2007 1:13:00 AM)

    You've written this one like a Shakespearean soliloquy - where the two halves of yourself have a conversation. One, cautious (Capricorn methinks) and the other daring (Leo definitely) ! The two of course, make up YOU. Hence the quandary. But the awareness is what really matters, not the choice - the awareness that you have that choice. You write so well Linda. Thought provoking and smooth as silk. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

  • Scarlett Treat (7/7/2007 12:34:00 PM)

    What you and Jim are both saying is...no pain, no gain. As long as we are safe and happy in that zone, it is o. k. - - as long as safe and happy is all you want to be. But for those of us, standing at the windows, looking out, longing to see what is on the other side.............. (Report) Reply

  • Not a member No 4 (7/7/2007 12:22:00 PM)

    A universally applicable message Linda, crafted with all of your high artistry. But hey, it's safe in that zone - we don't make a lot of mistakes in the comfort zone, but maybe that's the problem, no risk, no errors, for the risks, the wild times are the things we remember. How much is memorable in the comfort zone. Yip... I think you're right... gotta step outside that ring - head for that bar... Do something daring! ! ! Good poem! xxx jim (Report) Reply

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