Loose ends abound inside and out

This presence evoking a screaming shout

Earnest beginning expectations high

Now fallen shattered you want to cry


Suddenly feeling at the end

No longer excited by your trend

Wanting it different holding high hope

All you feel a sense of “nope”


Each time descended into this hole

Harder to climb out rescue your soul

Strength and resolve harder to muster

Cannot get by on blarney and bluster


Great expectation vision you hold

Daring bravado making you bold

Courage gone fear quiet and cold

All you want someone to hold


Hope and faith waning resolve low

Critical moment to reflect and grow

Let time take you to what’s needed now

Learning and kindness sooth furrowed brow


When feeling down do you explore what’s behind it or just power through it?

Can you recall your most valuable lessons emerging from a place of deep sadness when you explored what the feeling was telling you?

– Stewart Levine ©

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