Here I stand
Did I invest at best with adequacy
In all probability I did not
Can I recall a score of splendid decisions
I confess with distress I cannot
But my multiple poor judgements
Held a key for all the locks
Did I see it coming?
I merely watched it going
Did I take the time to absorb it?
Unconsciously perhaps, yet unknowing
But the speed now slowed
Did I live it straight, did I live it true?
Unquestioningly I floundered, I faltered, I wavered
Was my virtue fit to follow?
I fear not and fell frustrated
But the shadows hold their secrets:
I collected and collated
Did I fail when it was written to succeed
I deeply failed of course
Did I cease when the sign was there to continue
I failed to journey that fateful road
But I ventured down another
And here I stand enthralled
14th April 2021