The Fear

October 3, 2010
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Once a heard, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”
And then I think, well, I would have talked to that girl
I would’ve stood up that moment
I would’ve tried that thing
I would’ve been happy

I am afraid of the consequences, of the reactions
I am afraid of doing it wrong
I am afraid of people laughing at me, even if I can’t see them doing it
I am afraid of the unknown
I am being stopped by an invisible barrier that I created
And this barrier stops me of being happy
Of trying new things, meeting new people
It stops me of living and enjoying life to the fullest

I am afraid of being this coward for the rest of my life
I am afraid of regretting what I could’ve done
I am afraid of being afraid!

Sometimes I just want to sleep
Because when we sleep, everything is alright
It’s like an escape from the world
Nobody can hurt you, nobody can touch you
And when I sleep, I feel good, I feel free
When I sleep, I am not afraid
Because when I sleep, I don’t know this coward
I am not myself
I am happy

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Take_it_or_Leave_it said...
Oct. 22, 2010 at 8:40 pm
This is truly beautiful. way to express your feelings.  Thats all poetry is. Its all about feelings that us writers have, but nobody else has.
kaileye said...
Oct. 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm
this is truly beautiful. i feel the same way a lot of the time. and i think people need to write about their feelings more often as you do. thank you for this
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