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Fear
Author: Holly

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Iíve made excuses for so many years,
Constantly listing all my fears.
But now Iíve had a realisation,
Iíve finally found the explanation.

Iím afraid of people, so I say,
So I prefer to stay away.
I say itís their fault, that theyíll hurt me,
But now the truth is clear to see.

I say Iím afraid that life is just too hard,
So I live in a bubble, never drop my guard.
But everyone else can manage just fine,
Now I realise, the problem is mine.

I thought I was afraid of everything else,
So I avoided it all and kept to myself.
But now I realise I can never escape,
I can never run away,
Never be free.
Because what I'm really afraid of,
Is me.

------- Author's Notes -------

This is basically realising that it's my own mind that makes me afraid of things.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

barb (216.191.83.50) -- Tuesday, June 7 2005, 04:34 am

so true

your writing is really good .I recognize some of me in this, so you aren't the only one that likes to keep your distance from some. writing your true thoughts is gutsy. thanks for sharing.
 
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