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Poem: Fear Stops Him

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

"Let Me Go" by 3 Doors Down


He thinks his life
is a train wreck
waiting to happen,
so he pushes love away.

He knows she is good for him
but he fears his past
will come back to play
hurting her along the way.

He loves her so much
he wants her to leave,
even though, it will rip
a hole in his heart.

His fear from a long time ago,
stops him from reaching for the star
he wants to share his heart with,
believing they are better off
being apart.

"This I Promise You" by Anthem Lights



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 19, 2019:

Thanks, Amani.

I think this is true of many.

I am delighted to hear you like this one.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Amani Utembu from Nairobi -Kenya on December 18, 2019:

This is pretty much real life. . its intresting...

Great write .

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 17, 2019:


Thank you.

I guess we all do let the past affect our decisions in the present.

Thanks for reading.

Shalini Jadhvani from India on December 17, 2019:

This poem is so very true. Our past in the form of thoughts and beliefs dominate our present actions. We let our present be an obedient disciple of our past most often. Nice read. Best of luck.

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