Dear Potential:

It’s been a year or so since you and I tapped into one another
we had the possibility of taking over the world
but the reality is I’m sandwiched between these four walls
wondering why you’re not here
trying to remember how & why we separated
and when will you return?

I’m not comfortable, secure, ambitious or confident when you’re not around
and I can’t apologize enough for my delayed revelation
of the power of you in my life
In the past my mental weakness convinced me
that you were too good to be true
the loud cheers of wealth and love
the visual confirmation that my name will be greatness
you gave me day after day, night after night
slowly diminished to once in a blue moon whispers
then to deadly silence
provoked by my lack of forward moving steps
to pave the way and attain what you told me to

I became a dormant corpse with a soul unable to be revived
now-I want to live, because without you, I’m missing life too
I’ve been on my knees praying daily
to be reunited with the two of you
and God told me it’s time to truly repent
for the errors of my ways
and allowing the poison of qualm to numb my brain
and forcefully push you out
potential and doubt can’t dwell in the same house
and my heart is a home that should only be
decorated by you into a welcoming space
where success, love and purposed power like to hang out

So let’s try this again
will you become my best friend
if the division of effort is no longer 90 to 10
if I promise to pull my weight
instead of holding you down with disbelief
so we can both rise and grow into existence
I’m ready now to see the depth of possibilities
you have in store for me
teach me your reality
let’s devise a plan to start taking over the world again
where in the future my last name will be greatness-alongside yours.

I’ll see you tonight in my dreams,

 Tenisha M. Jones-PotentialGreatness

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