Poem: Facing Fear

Updated on March 25, 2020
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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

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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

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    © 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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      • MsDora profile image

        Dora Weithers 

        8 hours ago from The Caribbean

        True. People who are usually strong are threatened by fear of the coronavirus. It fights us physically and mentally. We do need courage.

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        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        4 days ago from Washington Court House

        Ruby,

        Thank you.

        I believe that we all need to bring God into our lives and schools.

        May you abd your family stay safe also.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        4 days ago from Washington Court House

        Mitara,

        Thank you.

        Stay safe and find your strength also.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        4 days ago from Washington Court House

        Vidya,

        Thank you so much for these kind words.

        Have a great day and stay strong.

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        Ruby Jean Richert 

        4 days ago from Southern Illinois

        It is normal to have some fear, but we fight fear with a vengeance. We must stand together and know there is nothing that can harm us if we have faith in God. I love your poem. Stand tall and fight fear. Stay healthy my friend.

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        Mitara N 

        4 days ago from South Africa

        Brilliance,

        That is proof of courage, continue to convert fear and use it for strength, filled with inspiration to take on the battle.

        Be safe always

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        VIDYA D SAGAR 

        4 days ago from BENGALURU

        Good job Brenda, your poem inspires us to face the fear in the face and have courage and not give up. Just what we need in these trying times. Stay safe and strong, Keep writing and inspiring us.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        4 days ago from Washington Court House

        Manatita44,

        Tis true, I always feel better when I can formulate a plan of action to attack the enemy.

        Thanks for reading.

        Stay active. Stay safe. Keep writing.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        4 days ago from Washington Court House

        Lorna,

        I believe fear is plaguing us all quite a bit, buf we need to move passed this fear.

        Thank you for your kind concern for my welfare.

        I will do my best.

        Please stay safe and keep writing.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        4 days ago from Washington Court House

        Diana,

        Thank you. I appreciate you reading my work.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        4 days ago from Washington Court House

        Jason,

        Thank you so much for your compliment.

        I agree we will defeat this one!

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        manatita44 

        4 days ago from london

        You explain it well in poetry. This is a common enemy of man in good times, yet alone bad times. The bad times are better in the sense that it let's us know that the enemy is there. If we know our enemy, then it is easier to plan. Good work.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        4 days ago

        Fear is definitely the enemy at the moment and your poem is full of courage in the face of adversity. The last verse is so uplifting and just what we need to keep on fighting. Stay safe and strong Brenda.

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        Diana Carol Abrahamson 

        4 days ago from Somerset West

        Heartfelt poem in the middle of a crises,well done :)

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        Jason Nicolosi 

        4 days ago from AZ

        Excellent poem Brenda. It's filled with emotion and strength. We definitely need to stay strong through this crisis. We have already overcome so many adversities in our lives, and we will defeat this one as well. Great job!

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