Feet stall, heart thuds against your chest
Palms sweat as the fear sinks in, deep
Thoughts blur as though smothered in fog
What is it that scares you?
That seizes you on your path.
It’s as though you are waiting
For an invitation to follow, your dreams
For recognition, that the path you are taking is acceptable
Not to you, but by them
Those who surround you
Each failure and success
Those who either cheer for you, or hold you back.
You hesitate, fearing what you would lose
If you made the decision
To chase your dream, your vision, your fantasy
Whatever you wish to call it
That path towards it will be difficult
A struggle, which would test you
A struggle, which will change you
Challenge you, shape you as you reflect
With each step towards becoming
That person you need to be
To achieve your highest dream.