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Posted on 17 February 2022 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud


Cast aside without intention
Services no longer required
Your needs are now met by more capable people than I

Savaged by the uncertainty of tomorrow
Impacted by the absence of what had been normal
Routine completely unrequired

Every tomorrow has potential
But not all potential is to be considered whole

I don’t know what is to come
and I don’t care as much as I should

I have been fighting for too long and I’m so weary

Can someone wake me when it is sorted out?

As much as you know some things are coming, you are not in a position to prepare for them!

Then it hits you and demands your full attention, whilst offering little to no solace

The world you knew has ended, the world ahead is hidden
I used to enjoy a walk in the dark, but now I want the light
I have my hands ahead of me as the darkness has me blind
I am shuffling when I used to stride

I don’t like this, and I am so tired

I am looking forward with nothing to look forward to!
Looking back offers no clues as to what path to take?
The darkness has me pinned down…

Tomorrow has no discernible shape that I recognise

I am a nomad but do not feel free

I am floundering

© Iain Merchant 2021

3 thoughts on “Floundering”

  1. Chris Frank says:

    …even adrift, you will reach a destination…

  2. Tony says:

    Thought provoking as always! Great work!

  3. 金万达 says:

    Today a reader,tomorrow a leader!

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