A-F-R-A-I-D

December 9, 2010
By luvlymell BRONZE, Colorado Springs, Colorado
luvlymell BRONZE, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”


Afraid, of you and me of life, of all that was given. Of the speed of my mind and its parallels to te speed of this pen. Of discontent of losing them. Of speaking fast and thinking my mind. Of 7 minute stares and skin contact here and there. Of imperfections and slurs of unconscious nakedness.

Afraid, of lethargy of calories. Of caloric lethargy. Of needles and surface area expansion. Of existing more than I have right to exist and of laughing without permit. Of the A and B and C, of letters on my skin. Of contact, not with him. Of hair below my eyes. Of size 7 thighs.

Afraid of secrets that aren't mine. Of whispers and echos. Of misguided advice, uncomfortable texts and unfortunate lies. Of meaningless thoughts and words that mean less.

I'm afraid of thoughtless speaks and the waiting of weight.

I'm afraid to get dressed and even more to undress.


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