I Dared

I dared to wonder once
What life had in store for me
And why I was here

I dared to dream once
Of things that I wanted and needed
And hoped would come to pass

I dared to pray once
That life had meaning
And that I was part of that meaning

I dared to search once
In corners I had never looked
For things that I could not see

And there came a time
Without warning or fanfare
Without announcement or invitation
When all that I dared want
And ask for and prayed for
Was laid out before me
There for my taking.

And the funny thing was
What I didn’t know,
What I never even suspected,
Is that it was there all the time

~Pat Scott