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The Woman I Once Was

What happened to the woman that I once use to be? When did I start being afraid of jumping from a tree? I use to climb those branches right to the very top. My dad would yell up at me 'OK, You better stop! ' I use to be so fearless. I never was afraid. Now I cringe at just the thought of stepping from the shade! My courage must have left me like so many have before. I have to reach within myself to get through what's in store. I know that woman's in there. She wants to take the plunge. For now I'll just look off the edge from a very distant lunge.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2005

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