A Step Too Far Poem by Angela Wybrow

Angela Wybrow

Salisbury, Wilts, UK

A Step Too Far



Each time that I venture out of my shell;
Each time that I feel like I'm doing well,
I end up taking a step too far,
And taking the knock pretty damn hard.

All too often, I appear to be blind,
And think that things are going just fine;
But, once any problems are pointed out,
I return to my world of worry and doubt.

After all these years, I still haven't learnt
That, if I'm not careful, I will get burnt;
Around myself, I rebuild my wall,
And am back to square one in no time at all.

It can be hard to find courage and be really brave;
To conquer life's obstacles and ride the big waves;
I look to others to help me through,
And to stop myself from feeling blue.

I could be cruising along, enjoying the ride;
Feeling safe and secure and happy inside:
When, all of a sudden, there's an almighty great crash,
And, literally, everything changes as quick as a flash.

Back into my shell, I beat a hasty retreat,
Feeling upset and stupid and admitting defeat;
There I will stay, tucked away, out of sight,
Until, to finally re-emerge, the timing feels right.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: feelings,life,relationship,sad
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Uche Nwanze 27 August 2019

Beautifully crafted, beautiful lines. Thanks Angela for sharing.

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Angela Wybrow

Salisbury, Wilts, UK
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