Poetry

Blindside

“Is it too much to ask for a little
courage to know, without a doubt,
that everything is okay?
That is the courage I need.”

This was the moment that would make me. Or it would break me. I wasn’t sure, but it felt like I was doomed from the start. Even now, years later, I’m still waiting for that shoe to drop. For this world to come crumbling down and leave me broken on my knees in surrender. So I look up at all those shimmering lights in the night sky and beg for a little solace. For the briefest of moments when all feels right in the world. Is it too much to ask for a little courage to know, without a doubt, that everything is okay? That there’s no demons of mine waiting to blindside me? That is the courage I need.

© Sarah Doughty

And maybe, if I’m lucky,
that courage will last.

This was written for day nine
of November Notes.
Lend Me The Courage Of Stars
by Lights & Motion

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12 thoughts on “Blindside”

  1. Courage and confidence hide often under our fear. Its easy to wallow, its easy to coddle fear. Yet when we remove the lens of fear, how clearly perspective changes. I love this piece, because we often spend so much time looking for the demon that is prepared to devour our hope, not recognizing that we armoured emptiness in fear and called him demon.

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  2. I relate to this on a soul-deep level. Everything is so perfect for me right now and I always wonder if it’s going to come crashing down around me too. Beautiful piece as always ❤

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