Bending Straight

My confidence oscillates chaotically
Like a grandfather clock’s path of time
But mine is erratic and jumpy
From one violent extreme to the other
Opinion turned on the spin of a dime
Or an unconscious comment or lost word
Both shall pass, smooth or rough
This particular journey of our lives
To gather knowledge, to know everything
To know nothing and sometimes in between
To disperse our talents in the winds
Struggle through the blizzards and storms
Bend our backs against the gusts and gales
Until we stand up straight again
And the pendulum ticks constantly once more
In an arc of growth and success
The minutes all worth their jagged course
When we do what we love

Debbie Gravett © 2021.02.22

FOWC: Particular
RDP: Oscillate
Image by Markus Distelrath from Pixabay

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