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The Fear

October 3, 2010
By crfcaio SILVER, Santa Monica, California
crfcaio SILVER, Santa Monica, California
7 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When there is a will, there is a way."

"If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place."

Once a heard, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”
And then I think, well, I would have talked to that girl
I would’ve stood up that moment
I would’ve tried that thing
I would’ve been happy

I am afraid of the consequences, of the reactions
I am afraid of doing it wrong
I am afraid of people laughing at me, even if I can’t see them doing it
I am afraid of the unknown
I am being stopped by an invisible barrier that I created
And this barrier stops me of being happy
Of trying new things, meeting new people
It stops me of living and enjoying life to the fullest

I am afraid of being this coward for the rest of my life
I am afraid of regretting what I could’ve done
I am afraid of being afraid!

Sometimes I just want to sleep
Because when we sleep, everything is alright
It’s like an escape from the world
Nobody can hurt you, nobody can touch you
And when I sleep, I feel good, I feel free
When I sleep, I am not afraid
Because when I sleep, I don’t know this coward
I am not myself
I am happy

The author's comments:
I just wrote it, please enjoy and give me feedback.
Thank you!

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This article has 2 comments.

on Oct. 22 2010 at 8:40 pm
JustinBlaesing DIAMOND, Racine, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"It takes a second to say I love you but a lifetime to show it" " Love is like the air we breath. It may not always be seen, but it is always felt, used, and needed"

This is truly beautiful. way to express your feelings.  Thats all poetry is. Its all about feelings that us writers have, but nobody else has.

on Oct. 21 2010 at 3:43 pm
fearlesslybeyourselff SILVER, Solon, Ohio
5 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is only one you for all of time. Fearlessly be yourself.

this is truly beautiful. i feel the same way a lot of the time. and i think people need to write about their feelings more often as you do. thank you for this