Lately I have been reminiscing about college. I miss it even though I just graduated six months ago. It seems like it was an eternity ago. Since I graduated ever asked me what I was going to do with my life, because I majored in English and minored in Philosophy and I have no desire to be a teacher. So, with all of that on my mind I wrote this poem. I wrote it just to remind myself that in life there are many uncertainties.
Hopes, wishes, dreams, fears
The hope to do what you love
The wish you get to do what you love
The dream of being successful
The fear of failing
Stuck in present, reminiscing on the past, afraid to leap into the future
Making excuses so you can barely live hanging on to your regrets
The inexcusable fear.
You don’t make an effort because of this fear
You hold on to it and live on vicariously through others.
Desperately hoping no one notices how stuck you are
Hoping no one pays attention to your uneventful existence
Hoping life will just pass you by so don’t have to make a decision that could leave your life in tatters.
You hurt yourself by living in the shadows
You are able to venture out into the cold
But fear whispers from the warmth “we like it here”
So, you stay.
But, haven’t you stayed too long?
Your unwanted houseguest has taken over your life
It’s not too late to open up
It’s not too late to prevent your social suicide
Dare to leap off the edge of comfortability and skydive into the unknown.