Awareness - By Louise Minch

Caught in my own awareness 

I sought with audacity to 

force others into my space. 

I would not tolerate ignorance. 

I tore at it with clenched fists 

And lashing tongue only to find 

anger and prejudice as my reward. 

I could not understand. 

Failure gripped my heart 

And in my pain I cried. 

The tears at last began to wash 

The fear of seeing from my eyes. 

The truth began to alter 

The pictures in my mind. 

I saw my own ignorance 

Safely guarded from awareness 

By my own fear. 

I once again walked toward my own goal, 

But this time with compassion, 

Understanding that awareness 

Is eagerly received only 

When fear has been relieved.

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