Joy BurkiWatson

Wanting To Be - Poem by Joy BurkiWatson

When all that I once knew
estranges the ‘used to’s’,
I let those rue thoughts interchange;
then wait while solutions
compile distributions,
encouraging movement for change!

I shouldn't take for granted
convictions implanted
for years, ‘bout the need to pay heed -
But now that it's hindsight
it’s causing some stage fright,
with sense of intense guaranteed!

It’s hard to share candor
now that I meander
the trail to that massive divide!
How will I grow older
with grace, when I’m colder
and summertime’s blazing outside?

It takes firm conviction
to know an affliction
may force me, one day, to foresee -
that all my past musing
was simply confusing
the person I wanted to be!

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

My poem takes the form of a sestet with the rhymes as follows: aabccb

'To be or not to be, that is the question' Shakespeare

It is long overdue that I publish my works for there are so many that need to be bound in a volumn for posterity's sake.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 1, 2013

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