Scared of Succeeding: A Poem
Reluctant at some thresholds of a promising gain
just a baby step away from our dream come true
a spell kind of a stage fright makes it all in vain
paralyzed with doubt we don't follow through.
Then life goes on with no opportunities in sight
or, aren't we just avoiding to notice their teasing
but we'll catch them later when time is more right
so we say to ourselves what sounds more pleasing.
We may use accepting as tactics of ignoring
saying how life is good exactly the way it is
turning a blind eye to most of it so boring
just allowing things to go as they please.
Now isn't it strange that we are scared of success
dreading unfamiliar while known is really hurting
even if our life is nothing but unbearable mess
we're shunning change, scared of converting.
Lulled into that doze-off of our comfort zone
tired of failing but more scared of succeeding
with procrastination to which we are so prone
and yet another promise miserably misleading.