I hunger for the lure of opportunity
I have recently begun writing poetry as a bit of an outlet, and have found it beneficial. The poem I enclose below is a personal one which I wrote after finishing my time in education earlier this year after the completion of my degree in English Literature. I think the idea of relying on the approval of others and struggling with the feeling of being lost amid the possibilities of the future is a relatable theme, particularly for younger people.
I hunger for the lure of opportunity.
Yet I feel it loom instead.
And I am blinded to the promise
It can hold.
The fragments of success
The spirals of existence clutch onto my very soul.
I feel them.
And they are dragging me down.
When I am left to my mind I think and I am frightened.
I fantasise of my safety.
To be comforted.
To be provided with direction
With your support.
Just give my hand another squeeze.
Let me know I am not alone.
And when that squeeze comes I will keep holding.
Keep holding on.
And you can drag me out again.
Show me what is next.
I tread lightly ahead
Perhaps when I make it round the corner
I might encounter something new.
And maybe this path less trodden
Might hold the grip of my feet a little better
Than the one before.
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