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Facing Fear

April 19, 2015
By EvalynnHeather GOLD, Clemmons, North Carolina
EvalynnHeather GOLD, Clemmons, North Carolina
16 articles 4 photos 64 comments

Some say they're afraid of the dark,
But that's really a lie.
They're just afraid of what's in it,
Though they don't know why.

Some people don't like heights or anything tall.
Because they're afraid they'll tip out of the sky.
They don't want to get hurt by the fall,
But what if they can fly?

Too many people let their fears hold them back,
But what many fail to see,
Is that their fears are often what they lack.

The girl afraid of the dark,
She never saw the stars.
The girl afraid of heights,
She never got to fly.

The boy afraid of getting a broken heart
Never got to love and love until he fell apart.
The boy afraid of showing others what he loved to do,
He kept his beautiful talent to himself and sang the blues.

We can't let our fears hold us back,
That's what life taught me.
It's in our fears that we'll find what we lack,
And by facing them we are set free.

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This article has 4 comments.

on Mar. 30 2016 at 10:26 pm
ambivalent SILVER, West Bend, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. the worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. [sylvia plath]

Love the meaning, and the ending is perfect, although I have read articles with stark similarities to the first two stanzas.

on Mar. 29 2016 at 10:10 pm
CalmingCalligraphy BRONZE, Lake Oswego, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure." (Mark Twain)

This is really beautiful, but try reading it aloud to see if there is any way you can make it sound as smooth to the ear as it is to read.

on Mar. 18 2016 at 1:50 am
I_Love_To_Write BRONZE, New Delhi, Other
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It's beautiful, could relate to it so much...

on May. 29 2015 at 10:18 am
theanonreader GOLD, Pensacola, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
you can tell a lot about a person by the books he reads

I really love this poem. It's so relatable true, this one really packed a punch.