One word with the power to

kick my brain from the inside.

Why did I pick this?

Why is it important to me?

Without this one word question

procrastination can run amok.

Why does finishing this matter?

Will anyone care?

Is it worth it?

I am just one

among billions.

Just plain old me.

What if I don’t?

What will be lost?

Will I cease to exist?

The why of

is always

the essential.

© Alicia Grimshaw 2017

Inspired by Nikki’s post titled “Doubts and Dreams” –  Flying Through Water




13 thoughts on “Doubt

  1. The “why” is both the most important and the most difficult question, isn’t it? Sometimes I figure it out, and other times I’ve learned to live with the uncertainty, at least for a little while. But I believe it is always a good question to consider.

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    1. Thanks Nikki. The seed came from reading your post. I appreciate the inspiration we can give to each other through blogging.
      Keep writing your book and kicking doubt to the curb.


  2. Another reflective, thoughtful poem from you, Ali. Why. That is always a ponderous question that has so many answers – and these answers may never satisfy us. What ceases to exist? Such an intriguing thought. I’m a believer in all good things come to an end at some point. Maybe that is the pessimist in me…but I like to be realitic a lot of the time.

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    1. Mabel, I so appreciate your thoughts. I don’t think that endings are pessimistic at all. An ending is necessary to have a beginning. I am committed to living a conscious life and with that comes a lot of questions from my little brain. Thanks for reading and sharing yourself openly. Have a great big beautiful day.

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  3. Loved this post, I completely understand. Thank you for sharing! I love your content and I’m looking forward to reading your future posts.

    Come visit some time!

    💗, Mena from

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