I Am Torn

I am torn

Between the life I want

And the life I am accustomed to

I can’t seem to choose

Happiness or safety?

What I need

Or what I already know?


“I Am Torn” is a poem about life choices and how the grass always seems to look greener on the other side. Humans always tend to have a hard time making choices. Something about how our brain is wired. As someone with anxiety, I think I experience indecisiveness to the extreme. I always have a difficult choice making decisions. Even the small ones are difficult but the big ones are the worst. Recently, a lot has been going on in my life where I have had to make choices. And many of these choices are pretty big, life changing choices. It’s not easy making them but it is a part of life I need to learn to deal with. That’s what “I Am Torn” was inspired by. Let me know what you think of it in the comments below.

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23 thoughts on “I Am Torn

  1. Benjamin Franklin said: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” As is often true with Franklin, the quote makes several points. What’s relevant here is that safety is temporary.

    A century later, Benjamin Disraeli said, “Change is inevitable. Change is constant.”

    Franklin also famously said, “Nothing in life is certain except death and taxes.”

    The tradeoff in the poem is between something uncertain and something that it is certain you cannot keep.

    Does that make the decision easier?

  2. Believing in yourself is the key to a good decision and learning to trust your instincts and to base your decision on what your heart tells. Your heart will not betray you.

  3. Ah the never ending battle between the conditioning of society/the ego vs. the innate thrill seeker and wild woman deep within you. I love this it made me think today ✌️😍

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