Fear

Real fear—not pretend fear while one is watching a “scary” movie, where the plot is all about jumping out at a person and making their adrenaline surge—real fear goes quickly to the core, fear that could easily overcome a person. That’s what we’re talking about here.

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Fear

Not many things hold fear for me,
I’ve lost everything, had to start again from the bottom,
I’ve had to struggle, keep my chin up
feed my kids, work hard.

Not many things hold fear for me,
I’ve moved and lost contact with every friend I knew,
I’ve had to make new friends in a new place,
keep my head, try to trust.

Not many things hold fear for me,
I’ve lost my job to “downsizing”
I’ve had to hunt for work, praying I got it soon,
to pay those bills and not get behind.

Not many things hold fear for me,
I’ve been dumped by someone I trusted completely,
I’ve had to get through the pain, all while seeming calm
so nobody else got hurt, all while so alone.

Not many things hold fear for me,
and those that do are simple:
Death or harm or estrangement
from those I deeply care for.
And really, that’s all that can move me
to fear.

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