Fear…

Fear does not prevent death. It prevents life.

– Buddha

Somehow I know life would begin one day

At the end of my comfort zone where the way

Familiar to me would abruptly end

And I would no longer be able to pretend

That the status quo satisfactory has been

I would have to jump into the abyss unseen…

It seems while waiting for that moment

I hide behind fear, the emotion predominant

Fear seems to have such a vice grip on me

It makes me concoct stories extraordinary

To convince myself that any deviation from the norm would turn out

To be a disaster without any doubt…

**

Maybe one of these days a leap of faith I shall take

Only time would tell me if I made a mistake

But at least I would then have scored a victory

Against fear, my greatest adversary..

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