Self Improvement Poetry posted September 25, 2020

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Facing your own fears can unlock your life


by David Sumich

Plant my feet firm in the fire
I love to feel them start to burn
Bound my hands in my desire
Mask my face, mark my return.

My shadow hangs in utter bliss
My shackles keeping me in place
Exposed to myself I begin to twist
My body betrays my time and space.

Both dark and light now shine on me
My cries fall flat on my own ears
My self makes haste leaving me to see
Salvation comes from facing fears.

Feelings writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a poem sharing an emotional feeling about something such as: life, death, war, injustice, marriage,loneliness, loss, hope, laughter, or a subject that might not be listed. Express an emotion such as fear, anxiety, love, hate, disgust, indifference, etc.

This poem speaks to the internal analysis of one's own fears, and what they really mean. The deepest of introspection lead me to realize that fear was nearly a useless emotion because in the end, the outcome, the thing I feared, was usually never as bad as I imagined, and regardless, things boiled down to those that I could control and those that I couldn't. When I finally acted on the former, and let go of the latter, my life changed completely.
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