I Am Ready

October 9, 2012
I am ready
Ready to investigate unknown paths and explore unfamiliar territory
Ready to experience life’s trials, tribulations and tremendous triumphs
Ready to embrace new experiences, both electrifying and tranquil
Ready to meet phenomenal people, from young to old, active to sedentary
Ready to start living…

I am over it

As High school nears its end we are almost over the rainbow of childhood
Over-thinking, over-analyzing and overwhelmed with destiny
The overture of the future
The strength to get over the finish line with grace and unyielding determination
I am over the trivial worries of a teenaged girl

I am unsure

Unsure of the do’s and don’ts
Unsure of the haves and the have nots
Unsure of my lingering insecurities about what I am to become
Unsure whether or not it is really the right time?

I am scared!

Scared to face the real world
Scared to experience the spine tingling terror of complete failure and the pierced balloon of lost dreams
What if I scare others away with my uncertainty?
I am scared that one wrong step on that unknown path will open the door to my downfall…
My family will be scared for me…

I can’t do it

I can’t leave my family, the comfort of my bed and the soothing protection of my loved ones
I can’t imagine how they will feel when I am not there
I need them to help me with the decisions that I just can’t make
I can’t believe that it is time
I can’t leave.

I am not ready

I am not ready to take on the mental weight pressing on my overworked temples
I am not ready to face those that are willing me to fall short
I am not ready to disappoint those who have supported, encouraged and inspired me through thick and thin, from dawn to dusk
I am not ready to leave my family
And, I am not ready to leave the certainty that I feel whenever I walk into my high school

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Traveler said...
Oct. 18, 2012 at 10:02 am
Awesome poem.  I could really feel what the author was expressing...
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