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Poem: Afraid to Try

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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.

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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

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 09, 2021:

This one has been updated.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 29, 2019:

Thank you John. I am glad you enjoyed my poem. This poem was written many years back...like 20 years ago.

I have always liked it and find it so true that life changes everyday. But we must keep moving forward and trusting it will work out for the best. I carry my faith with me daily.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on January 29, 2019:

Brenda, we never really know for sure how anything will turn out. We just have to be optimistic and have faith that it will turn out the way we hope. If we never try we will never know. Good poem.

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