Sunday, February 2, 2020

If you could...

Have you ever considered how much bigger the world would be if you could,
could bypass your fears and step into the unknown,
could shrug off your anxieties, syndromes and labels,
how much more you could do,
how much more would be open to you,
how much more would be possible
if you didn’t willing step into the boxes placed before you,
without option to personalise.

Have you considered how much freer you would be
if you didn’t have to conform to the roles imposed upon you by society,
if you knew you belonged, without having to meet pre-set norms,
how much easier you would breathe without the load of the outside world
pressing down on you,
how much more fulfilled you would be if you lived your dream, if you lived your belief,
if you were free to follow your heart…


  1. We lived this way for so long, I don't think most people would know how to do that.

  2. Those boxes and labels have a way of making me feel safer but I wonder what life would be like if I could shed them.

  3. Lulu: "If I were free to follow my heart, the hill outside the fence would be completely free of squirrels, I tell you what!"

  4. Yes, but that would make you not human, or not? …
    Very nice poem...

    peace and love

  5. Risk--if one is willing to take the risk of ling in the space outside of labels and boxes they are well on their way to that well lived life.

  6. so true! I look back on my life and realize once I was the girl that 'could' now I'm an old lady held back by fear it's ridiculous. Love the poem!

  7. Lovely questions that only each one of us can answer the call to. Love this Shadow!