Like This

It wasn’t always like this

The walls used to move in the distance

slow rolling thunder too far away to hear

and rivers gently flowing beneath my feet

Now the floods are rising

and I brought the walls close around me

to drown out the raging storm

So I sit and wait and listen to the voices outside

calling out to someone

maybe to me, or someone like me

or just shouting at an indifferent sky

daring the cloud cover to break

and reveal what floats above it


What is your biggest fear?

Photo by Aidan Roof from Pexels

16 thoughts on “Like This”

  1. This is truly beautifully written David I love it. Gorgeous metaphors and words that relate to many folks during some part of their life. Have a blessed day my friend. Love 💕 Joni. I have lots of fears I find it hardest to imagine something happening to my daughter or husband.

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      1. It is scary–at 67, every fall or dizzy spell makes me pray God will take me before I end up in a nursing home. I don’t feel I’m in particularly bad health (great spirits!), so it’s a shock when something goes amiss 🙂

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