Conquering Fear

(picture from internet- not mine)

It’s an insidious poison coursing through veins, a chameleon
Changing red into jaundiced color yellow – it is FEAR!!
It respects no one in its wake, any leeway makes it chime
So powerful, that those affected, lose all reason n rhyme!!

It can creep in when you hear a deafening thunder clap
It can creep in when you get an unexpected shoulder tap
It can creep in during home brawls or dad is drunk tight
It can creep in when exams mark sheets give a fright

It has many avatars and can take residence as a phobia
Residing subconsciously, it can trigger dizzying nausea
Its tentacles make one helpless at sight of roach or reptile
Or heights or ocean or solitude without comforting smiles

It can smite you in unexpected locations when faced with danger
A terrorist attack, an accident, a hospital bed or a creepy crawler
Making you shiver like jellyfish, spasmodically swallowing air
Turning you into a basket case and life into an endless nightmare

We have to tame this tiger, riding n conquering it courageously
Grab this bull by the horns n cow it into submission indomitably
Staring it in the face will make you realize that it was quite hollow
All fears when viewed with reason can thus be delivered deathblows

Strong faith in self and God with rhyme n reason hand in hand
Will make fears vanish at daybreak like last night’s dreamland
It will slink out of the door with tail between its legs like a cur
Vanish like shadows do in light of commonsense and disappear

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Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed. – Michael Pritchard

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. – Nelson Mandela

Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.- Phil Crosby American Author

Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and the parent of anger and hate.
Edward Albert American, Actor

Mine are the deep-seated fears established when we are children, and they never quite go away: the fear of being helpless, the fear of being trapped, the fear of being out of control. – Virginia C. Andrews American, Author

Fear is a slinking cat I find beneath the lilacs of my mind.- Sophie Tunnell

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