Life in Paradox
I'm charged with goals for healthy living,
surrounded with successful friends.
To conquer fear I follow the dictum,
'Do what you are afraid to do,'
Must I be alone, walk alone,
achieve alone, succeed alone?
Among companions a special one,
drawn in friendship, driving forward,
life-strength in depth, a joy to know,
she made it clear there is no 'us,'
yet remains in warmth as friend.
Must my achievement be so bleak?
This one shines bright, so close yet far,
maintains the heart within her grasp,
little knows to claim what's already given.
I would gladly give my all, if she should wish.
For now my course is clear, I travel on,
though my heart has found another road.
See more poems by ekeplinger
View this poem
Comment on this poem