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Poem: Facing Fear

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

This poem was inspired when I heard the coronavirus is alive in my little town.

I have faced many health battles in my life. I am a survivor. I will not give up now.

I hope none of you do either.

Trust in God. He will bring us through this.

"I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty

Poem Summary

Facing fear is about how she is usually strong but she let fear creep in when she heard of coronavirus. She faces health battles in her life every day and gains courage from those who share in the same battle. Realizing she fights too hard to lose this struggle now. She stares fear in the face.

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"Facing Fear"

On a normal day
she is strong,
pushing away the barricades
letting fear stand behind her
in the shadows.

But today is not typical
with panic creeping in her mind,
hearing stories of coronavirus
plaguing her little town.

She finds courage
from those sharing in her battle
to stare fear in the face again,
realizing she fights too hard every day
to lose this struggle now.

"Not Afraid" by Red Rocks Worship

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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