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To Be Afraid

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From Movies I learned

Never fear the ghost, the demons

It fuels them


From books Iearned

Never let someone bully you into submission

Never let someone install fear in you

They get off on it


From life I learned

Never let fear rule you

It takes away opportunities

It holds you back

It gives IT more power


From friends, from family

I learned that fear

Is a fabrication of the mind

It means nothing

You give it meaning


Together, I realized

That at the end of the day

Fear lives, breaths, and moves with us

Because we give this feeling life

But I will take it away from me

© 2019 Ara Moonshine

Criticism Welcome

Ara Moonshine (author) from Memphis on December 03, 2019:

Thank-you!

Lorna Lamon on December 03, 2019:

A powerful and thought provoking poem Ara - I love the last verse full of honesty.

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