Ray Andrews


Neurosis - Poem by Ray Andrews

On the light path of life's winds
Moving tenderly without restraint
Days of glory and expansion
Doing things right, inside and out

Then sideswiped, as if a truck
Pulling me down to a dark place
Filling each cranny with tar
Sticking and pulling my feet

Repeated drumming in my mind
Fretting over a mountain I can't move
It won't yield to reason
Nor to love or compassion

Hovering over my home and resting
On my shoulders
It's an unwelcomed guest
Seen in my face and gait

Mired down, my mind accomodates
Well, if it did happen
Well, others have done worse
Well, we could get by

It seems so silly to
Have worried about something
That wouldn't happen
These kinds of fears go unrealized

A new bright current is available
Hop on it and ride emerging
Clarity and peace
Until I'm sideswiped again

My growth is measured
Using tar and time


Comments about Neurosis by Ray Andrews

  • (12/31/2005 1:05:00 PM)


    Indeed, a great poem! I love the swing between the good and the bad, this swing probably being the neurosis, very well written, great imagery! (Report) Reply

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  • (12/5/2005 12:07:00 PM)


    Great way to put to words how so many of us feel Ray. I have experienced this feeling hovering over me (for apparently no reason) many times. It's easy to see later but.........hindsights 20/20 right? Very nice poem. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 4, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 4, 2005


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