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What holds me back?

by Leandra K Brossard

What holds me back?
No friend of mine,
nor experience I have ever known.

What holds me back?
No one I know,
nor interference I'd expect.

What holds me back?
When by all rights
I should be racing, halfway there?

What holds me back,
I see it glisten
my one hope, a distant speck..

What holds me back?
What seems nothing, is not so.
What holds me back?
Only my heart's fear to go.

11/30/2001

Posted on 11/30/2001
Copyright © 2021 Leandra K Brossard

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Richard Trotter on 02/19/04 at 03:14 AM

a lovely poem as ever.. i can relate to this a lot

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