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Poem: Afraid to Try

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Poem Summary

Afraid to try is a poem about how hard it is to try when you have fear buried deep inside from being hurt in the past. You want a guarantee that this time it will work so you will not be left alone again.

"How to Believe a Man Will Love You - Even if You've Never Felt Loved Before!", by Mark Rosenfeld

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Afraid to Try

A while back in time

I decided my destiny

to be free and happy

all of my life.


I found out

life and time changes the scenery,

everything that seems to be

within time vanishes,

leaving me standing alone.


It is hard

reaching for desires

I want like to share,

when the fear I have buried deep inside

refuses to try,

since the outcome remains unclear.

"Dua Lipa - Love Again"

© 2019 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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