Fear of the Unknown

May 5, 2011
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A rock is thrown into the ocean below.
I can’t see all the way to the bottom;
Through the darkness, it doesn’t show.
I wonder if into the water I should follow,
Maybe that would make me see – should I go?
The only thing holding me back is my fear;
I’m just too scared of what I don’t know.

My helpless mind wanders to a different, new beat:
I can see myself down there, riding with the current,
Letting my flesh be seen for the sharks to eat.
The depth of the navy blue ocean tranquilizes me –
I’m falling in, deeper and deeper by the second.
As I drift to the bottom, my skin scrapes the sand.
The unseen sea creatures dart and fleet,
All in a quick act to get away from me as I land.

A thousand bubbles erupt from my lips,
Which shows I’ve let go of the only air I’ve got.
As I move my arms to swim to the surface,
I realize I’m not the only one who is afraid;
Fear is held within the mind as a result
Of not knowing what an outcome will be.
I need not have fear much longer,
Because when I’m with you, I feel much stronger.

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