LO (08/13/1945 / UTAH)

Crystal Ball

Gazing into the depths of clarity -
Waiting for the answer.............
Do I want to know the truth?
Would I rather exist in ignorance?
What are you thinking?
Do you really care or are you
Just filling a need?
Is this personal, or am I
Just a player in your game?
Will I be content, or will I
Wish I had never made this choice?
Is it fear?
Is it wisdom?
Am I being overly cautious, or
Am I being protected by a higher power?
Do I move forward in this life
Or do I stay in my comfort zone?
Will I regret not taking a chance
And always wonder........................
My quest for clear vision
Is clouded by doubt.............
I wish I had a crystal ball!

by Linda Ori

Comments (7)

Very well done! The very human experience of uncertainty nicely exposed.
Ah, how much knowledge would we really want? If we fully knew and understood every person we turned our minds or eyes upon would we be happier? Would we then want to know every detail of the future too? A fine insightful look into one of the big issues in love. Quality poetry and thinking as always Linda. xx jim
How can anyone ever know the mind of another? Your fragile poem depicts a situation where the answer would be of great importance but very difficult to obtain. We can all identify.
Poems from experience always have extra shine. This one shines, Linda and communicates predicament very skillfully. Do you really want the crystal ball, though? Surely the mystery is also part of the game? love, Allie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
We all wish there were personalised Crystal Balls..... what with so many questions in our lives as are there in your poetry! ! A very aptly written poem on the theme and neatly placed words.
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