Be Afraid

Be Afraid

By JFarrell


It struck me as curious

I’ve been told all my life

“don’t be afraid”

I was going to start my computer class, saying

“Don’t be afraid of the computer”



Especially, if you got to face a fear;

You’ve got to give a presentation

But fear public speaking

In order to overcome a fear

You have to be afraid

So saying “Don’t be afraid” is just daft


  fear * n. 1 an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain or harm.

         2 the likelihood of something unwelcome happening



Being afraid is all right

It is very okay to be afraid

Welcome it

Enjoy it

And then fear some more


Then look back

Are you as afraid of it as you were?

Almost, but not quite

And that’s how you beat fear

Liking beating an addiction

One step at a time



Be afraid           :)


Author's Notes/Comments: 

starting to like fear

allets's picture

What Oh What To Do With Fear

The little terrors are easy - face 'em, put 'em outta their misery. The insurmountable fears stick around and come back and haunt and send icy cold whatevers along the back of your neck and make the heart race and, and, and never seem to fade. i.e, my fear of spiders. (insert scream here). :D nice write