Friday, November 20, 2009

Poetry Friday -- Fear


I am not afraid of the dark
or cold weather
or hard work.

I am not afraid to be caught
without an umbrella
and I'm not afraid (anymore)
of those big millipedes
that are sometimes in the sink
when I turn on the kitchen light
in the morning
in the summer.

I am not afraid to walk on ice
or skip a meal
or swim in deep water.

I'm not afraid to drive alone
across the country
and I'm not afraid (anymore)
of unknowns:
taking risks,
speaking in front of strangers,
navigating in new places
where there may or may not be
clear signage.

The round up today is at The Drift Record.


  1. Is this an original?

    I'm glad you're not afraid of the millipedes. I'll get back to you on that...

  2. Yup, this is an original.

    And not only am I not afraid of those bad boys anymore, I can catch them and turn them loose in the garden. (most of the time)

  3. Oh, I wish I were as brave as you are, Mary Lee! My mom's house always had millipedes and I hated them!

    I'm in awe that you've conquered so many fears.

  4. I really like this.

  5. That photo freaks me out!! I love your ending here. I am afraid of navigating new places where there isn't clear signage. LOL but I keep pushing myself to explore!

  6. Nicely written, I enjoyed reading it :)


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