Afraid

Afraid

A Poem by 747
"

Fear is a powerful thing; but so is courage.

"

 

Are you ever afraid?

They say the best poetry comes from the deepest places in your heart, the darkest places of your soul, and the freest places in your mind.

But; have you ever been afraid?

They say you must open yourself to others, you must express who you are, come out to love, share, and experience.

Does it make you afraid?

 

It’s okay to be afraid.

You can be free, and dark, and deep; but are these things so easy when you are in the presence of familiar company?

We have all been afraid.

You can experience the world, share your love in endless open expression; but is it so easy to take the first step?

Be afraid; but be not paralyzed.



© 2015 747



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hi
now that is nice, ok at first i was leaning towards thinking that it was going to be dark but at the end you gave advice

nice poem

Posted 1 Year Ago


747

1 Year Ago

Thank you. I've known a lot of people - and been one at times - that freeze in the face of the unfam.. read more
hi

1 Year Ago

well i find fear can be controled like you said, it can only scare us if we let it, to me fear is th.. read more
747

1 Year Ago

I wouldn't disagree that fear is a powerful thing, but I would never give it the top rung. As I said.. read more
Good advice and thanks for permission.

Posted 1 Year Ago


I like the Hemingway's logic on writing. Live, test life, travel and love many. These will be the chapters for your future stories. Fear is part of writing. Fear to release all things. I do believe. Somethings writers can put to paper. Few would understand. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote


Posted 1 Year Ago


747

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your insight. That just inspired a wonderful idea. I hadn't thought of doing other the.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I'm glad and you are welcome.
Very weil done affirmation of facing your fears and moving out. We all have fears, even if small. What makes us who we are as individuals is how we face and deal with our fears. Nice work.

Posted 1 Year Ago


747

1 Year Ago

Indeed. Thank you for taking the time to share your insight.
i liked it. poses a frequented question. i agree. be not afraid.

Posted 1 Year Ago


747

1 Year Ago

Thanks for your review. Fear is everywhere, but the power it holds is entirely up to us.
An imaginative title! Very sweet... it brought back memories.

Posted 1 Year Ago


747

1 Year Ago

Thank you. Hopefully good memories!?
Yes be afraid but not too much. Fear can open our inner wisdom and strenght . We are so strange creatures. You write well and it s great to read.

Posted 1 Year Ago


747

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Marketa. I'm glad you understood the message here; like anything, fear can be good for us.. read more
Wow! I think you've captured the essence of what it means to be a writer. I especially love how you recognize that fear is a large part of writing. Poetry, stories, and other types of work are ways that authors lay their souls bare for the world, and you've worded it perfectly in your lines. Great job!

Posted 1 Year Ago


747

1 Year Ago

Thank you! I'm glad you saw it that way, that was mostly my inspiration for writing this.
"Be afraid, but be not paralyzed." Great line. Great finish. I enjoyed reading this :) Keep it up

Posted 1 Year Ago


747

1 Year Ago

Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
I was always afraid, to take that extra step. Thank you for writing this. It literally spoke to me.

Posted 2 Years Ago


747

1 Year Ago

I hope you found some comfort. I know fear can be overwhelming, but if we recognize it before it get.. read more
Dana :)

1 Year Ago

Yess!! u welcome

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