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Be Not Afraid

January 23, 2017
By MikeyG PLATINUM, Salt Lake City, Utah
MikeyG PLATINUM, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change-Carl Rogers

A journey through time, a step into the past
finds me as a child, like a ship with no mast
I stepped into shoes that were too cramped to wear
but these weights prolong as my burden to bear
the conflict, the hope, the dreams dashed in two
the memories unfolding, they flood me with doom
but a closer inspection brings light to my eyes
a calm in the storm that I so despise
I can do it! I've been there!
Why be so afraid?
The power is in me to challenge my state
these dark things, so crippling, I soon will raze
I'll plunge through the night, countenance unfazed
stay strong now, warrior, pick up some grit
this life you've endured must not be your crypt

The author's comments:

No matter how much you want to give up, don't do it. Free your mind with poetry like I did the day I wrote this.

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