clarity — haiku of sight

I can see others with an eagle’s eye. I see your strength
and what I perceive to be your weakness. Let me cheer you on,
and coach you past that point you believe to be the end…
yet where I know you can still go farther on.

But the vision fades to murky when I dare peer inwards.
There the mountains are too high, the demons too dark.
Know yourself. And know the cost. Growth is always good.

clarity of vision
clouds obscure the morning sun
dew becomes the frost

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7 Comments on “clarity — haiku of sight”

  1. billgncs says:

    I agree, that when we reach the highest rung of the ladder we can reach and accept it, many things become better. But I fear turning into someone who lives in the past.

  2. Ah, how universal that truth is! The vision does turn murky when we look within. If it were not so, what a world this would be. I love both poems.

    • billgncs says:

      thanks, it has been a hard year for me. The poems reflect that. I do think the look within is necessary, but very painful at first.
      I believe we can grow throughout our lives, but as we age it becomes harder to do so.

      • I don’t think it so much becomes harder. We care less and are more accepting of who we are when we reach the age of what I call “no turning back”. We’re all pretty much who we always were. We just grow to like ourselves a little better when the pressure is off. 🙂

  3. Madison Woods says:

    Loved this phrase: “Know yourself. And know the cost.”


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