Thursday, July 13, 2006

Position

I tried everything to build a fire
I thought I created a few sparks
But nothing ignited
So I hunkered down and tried harder
Spinning and pushing and pulling
I smelled smoke

But no fire

I looked around, collected my thoughts
Decided to take my time and re-evalute
Nothing new occurred
I questioned my technique, my materials
I took stock in my equipment and myself
and tried again

Still, no fire

I began to panic and lose faith
Man cannot survive without the flame
I worked harder
My breathing heavy, my throat tight
Sweat dripped from my brow
My heartbeat quickened

Yet, no fire

I sat back and stopped trying, exhausted
The solution occured to me
The answer arrived
I felt ashamed of my actions
Of the time and effort wasted
In the wrong place

I was in the wrong place
it would never be the right time
ever again

5 comments:

coyote said...

When it works, it's like magic. But when it doesn't, sometimes nothing helps...

JJ said...

I love this.

C said...

been there, done that...i love the way you've told this story...

**Silvermoon**GEL said...

Often, it happens without the effort, like a surprise.
BTW, I like the title of your blog, too!

Flights Of The Mind said...

Guess i am still in the wrong place...:)

this definitely is eye-opening :)