Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 1 decade ago

Have you ever experienced this conundrum?

I'm plagued with a strange phenomenon within my psyche deep

whose source of which I've wrestled long this lifetime to comprehend.

Perhaps you, too, experience it and its meaning you've come to know.

It happens out of nowhere, when most blissful state you're in,

and just as you embrace the moment, a warning voice sounds off,

"Beware, before you hold too tight, the other shoe will drop."

You listen to it, obediently respond, voice steals the promised joy.

I know God gifts to us spirit of discernment to show the way,

could this nudge be His loving way to prepare us for coming hurt?

To ignore His gentle wisdom offered would be a slap in His face.

Yet I also know the enemy speaks, his words, though, always a lie.

Is it from him we feel this dreaded fear of bomb about to fall?

My conundrum creates confusion which consistently prevents

any willingness to set off to side all guards carefully worn in place,

won't allow myself a belly flop into pool of ecstatic delight,

lifeguard's always standing there, showing dangers found in deep end.

What say you of this phenomenon true, do you experience it, too?

Have you solved the mystery yet, voice's source, from whence it comes?

13 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    ma will you please get out of my head? It's crowded as it is! loI am there too. no answers so far. It's an awful place to be I agree. a fine poem expressing it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    My conscience does not present mirth and merriment as an enigma. My guilt is never related to the ecstatic feelings I have for another. I freely take that step into the unknown with almost an attitude of reckless abandon and usually err on the side of insanity.

    It's been that way for fifteen years, since that day I wanted to see the bottom of the ocean floor when a woman I spent 12 years said "I m not in love with you." I lost every dream in that moment and soon afterwards vowed I'd not let my libido go south again. Life became an adventure filled with journeys laid over fantasies engulfed by passion.

    I have no regrets in that regard. I only have great memories.

    If I couldn't take that step my life would be an empty glass, and I want mine to run over.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If I understand correctly I know we all have this safety mechanism. However every once and a while throw caution to the wind and jump in the deep end, it is deep so you won't hit anything and you bob back up quickly and it is fun. We all need the excitement of the deep end from time to time. Just make sure you can see where you are jumping before you take that leap. Life is an adventure, enjoy.

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  • gale s
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Ma it is called getting older.We become wiser, we know that life does not run smooth.We have been there.We know that right now might be great, but what is around the corner.You have to learn to enjoy that moment, hour,day or whatever,for you might not pass that way again.

    Enjoy the present

    Yesterday is history

    To-morrow is a mystery

    To-day is a gift,that is why they call it the present

    Enjoy the gift.

    One day at a time, sweet Jesus, one day at a time

    Some days one hour at a time.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Ma, so deep on a Tuesday morning!!

    Yes, for weeks I had a feeling of impending doom, just wouldn't go away. It came down in the form of my employment and it's risks right now. I've worked for 20 years for a company, now they are teetering on the brink, so to speak.

    Once it has been "aired" I feel as if a great weight has been lifted.

    Always wise to listen to that voice.

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  • Dragon
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Yes, ma -I hear the voice of reason telling me always to be wary, for when things seem to be going their best there is always something lurking in the darkness not far away. Many children don't hear the voice until they get to be a little older, as it is the voice of experience.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I seek not to know the source

    for humans are not meant to know all things

    I consider it profitable to have had the ears &

    heart to hear the voice and the strength of character to

    believe it.

    But the secret that is imparted to you may

    not be the same as the the one whispered in my

    heart for we all traverse a different path to our destiny

    All though they came at low points in my life ....

    .... what I took away was ... you are not alone.


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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Dear, the only conundrum befuddling this user's mind is how someone can, on Y!A, think himself a God and Punisher of evil-doers who chat, create avatar games, when he himself uses account like this;_ylt=An4OL7lVu...

    for the sole purpose of stalking and harassing other users, some into the oblivion of suspension.

    At least, thusly, one receives no more mail from a spamming "Pet Ant."

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    To want to experience pure joy - we often feel guilty. Is something bad waiting around the bend - to even out our worldly experiences? I do not know where the thought has been implanted. Do not enjoy something too much - for something bad can happen. ♥

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Madam, you just keep getting better and better every time you write. I bless you for it. It gives these tired eyes of mine something to really get into. ♥

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