Poetry by Farah Lawal Harris

Tipsy Honesty


at a dinner for my job,
after 4 glasses of Pinot Noir,
i wonder in my tipsy honesty
what exactly it is that is stopping me
from cutting out the unnecessary and pursuing my dreams.
what is it that keeps me pretending
to be happy where i am?
waiter, put another drink in this girl’s hand
as she stands in the place she never thought she would be
too afraid to run after what she wants
because of insecurity.
numbness and buzzes are easy to achieve
through the laughter and smiles and stability
but my real future and true desires
keep calling me.

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2 responses

  1. malcolmjames

    What IS holding you back? Seize your life with vigor and integrity and all the hard work that’s necessary. Make of your life what you want. If it’s not meant to be, it won’t be, but there’s only one way to find out! Build the life of your dreams!

    December 3, 2008 at 12:59 am

  2. You’re right, Malcolm. Thanks for that.

    December 3, 2008 at 1:07 pm

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