Afraid | Teen Ink


January 15, 2014
By EllyApolloRose GOLD, Washington, Pennsylvania
EllyApolloRose GOLD, Washington, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"When you’re alone, you can make any choice you want. But when someone loves you, you lose that right."
-Alice Paul in Iron Jawed Angels

I am afraid
Of so, so many things.
I’m not afraid of everything.
Just a lot of things.

I’m afraid of talking.
People don’t understand me.
I’m speaking…
Can’t you hear me?

I’m afraid of asking,
Because I’m afraid of the answer.
There are much worse things
That could be said to me,
Than yes or no.

I’m afraid of answering,
Because I’m afraid of being wrong.
“There is no wrong answer”
Is such a lie.

I’m afraid of listening,
Because I’m afraid of what they say.
Usually, it’s all opinions.
And usually, their opinions are not good.

I’m afraid of writing,
Because I’m afraid of their opinions.
What will they say
If what I write isn’t good enough?

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