29 March 2008

Fool's Journey

This week's prompt from Weekend Wordsmith is the April Fool. I have always felt the fool is one of the most misunderstood figures in history. Full of whimsy people often see them as nonsensical. There is a special kind of wisdom in being empty, a blank canvas. In being able to receive the lessons the world has to teach. Shouldn't we all strive to be fools??

I wrote about someone making a career change - leaving that which is "comfortable" if not always pleasant, heading toward the unknown, but following his or her heart...

Fool's Journey

Go ahead - call me a fool.
Leaving that which is comfortable
In exchange for the unknown.

My head is empty of logic
My heart is full of hope and expectation.
With a child's clarity I see the world in
new and different ways.
Fresh. Emboldened.

I see the path before me -
I see the cliff.
I know what you are thinking.
But you are wrong.

This fool's journey
Is a leap of faith.
Go ahead - call me a fool.


Bonnie Jacobs said...

A leap of faith can be a very good thing. BTW, I mentioned you in a book review this morning:

Your "crisp white moon" in last week's poem was quite meaningful to me.

DaisyBug said...

Thank you Bonnie!! I feel honored!

Anonymous said...

It'sso easy to stay in our 'comfort zone' isn't it. You expressed the need to break away from that so beautifully. The Fool is one of my favourite cards, but more often than not I baack away from the brink.

May I just ask Daisybug-would you enlarge on your comment to me, please. Not sure if it's good or bad. Thanks. Heather.