The Writer’s Digest is hosting its annual Poem a Day (PAD) Chapbook Challenge. This challenge coincides with NaNoWriMo. Well, since this is 2020 and this the 13th Annual Challenge, I think I’m gonna try. The first prompt is “an enter poem.”
You may listen to me read the poem via the player below.
To enter is to leave behind
The loitering of diffidence,
The indecisive paralysis
Of overthinking analysis
That keeps you on the outside.
To enter is to step over
A threshold into another
Place which you’ve never seen or been
Or maybe round to that spot again
To make a new life or start over.
To enter is an escape from
The commitment-less troll of wand’ring
Round the block for fear of missing out
Afraid you’ll sell short or sell out,
Afraid before you start you’ll be done.
To enter can be a fearful thing
When stepping into the unknown
With others running to the threat
Or facing alone the vale of death
To meet it’s pain and sting.
To enter is the last thing we do
The final door through which we pass
Welcomed by Eternal Glory
Take our place midst the Author’s story
Beyond all hope having found our way through.
© Randall Edwards 2020.