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Friday, 15 May 2009

Life's Uncertainties

We all have uncertainties in our lives. We need these - they are one of the fundamental human requirements, according to leading psychologists.
Listed in order of priority, these are:

Certainty
Variety (uncertainty)
Significance
Love and/or Connection

Truly fulfilled individuals can also achieve the following, but only if the first four conditions are met in their lives. These are the so-called spiritual needs:

Growth
Contribution

Even if we feel we have all these, sometimes events conspire to rob us of all. We are left with only Uncertainty (Variety).

Here is a poem I wrote when I was at rock bottom.

A Vampyre

It is night. The small hours. Alone again, sadly.
Your presence I feel, the rise and fall of your chest,
your beating heart, your warmth.
A face of beauty I see, to make the soul sing.
"You are mine!" I cry. But it is not to be,
for the present time, or maybe never again.
Do I have a soul? Or has it been taken?
A love forever, or a love forsaken?
The small hours allow me to dream
Of wonderful years past, but future - bleak?
"Are you my future?" I have to ask, without speaking,
For fear my question will be answered.
Without you, dead eyes, dead mind, dead heart, dead soul.
A Vampyre.


8 comments:

  1. so true...but its what makes life so interesting and adventurous!!!

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  2. Y'all have fun!! Love the thoughts and enjoyed the poem.

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  3. Life's uncertainties are exactly what makes it worth living!

    Great Poem!

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  4. wow that poem was powerful.

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  5. I think I have been there before. D

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  6. life would be so boring without some variety and I even believe that includes our moods. Hope your hols are good fun :-)

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  7. uncertainity at its best there KB. I could feel the pain and emotion in this piece. I hope you and the hubby have an awesome holiday. Hugs to you

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