Trapped in a bubble,safe and secure,
the evils I know bring pain that’s routine.
My world is secure, it has limits and end,
I don’t have to worry about things I can’t bend.
Yet out there beyond, I sense a delight ,
the sparkle’s astounding and scares me with light.
The tug is intriguing, so winsome and cheery,
yet with it brings change so don’t want to hurry.
I’ve stepped out of bubbles, before in my youth.
I’ve sampled the vastness of life in the raw.
I’ve tasted delight and then grief that has seared.
So I’ve chosen this safety, even though it seems weird!
I know that I live in the waste of my fears.
I know that I’m drowning within my own tears.
I know that my heart feels shrivelled and cold.
Yet why can’t I go with this urge to be bold?
And so I sit aching, my heart groans and fights.
I know that I need love and hope that gives life.
I reach out with trembling, to grasp something new,
then withdrew in frenzy ‘cause fear’s monster grew!
So sitting with knees drawn and grief in my heart,
I wait here for someone to aide me to start.
I know I am ready, I’m needing to leave,
this bubble that’s trapped me behind walls of fear.
Author – Bill Tidsbury