Our hidden fears create a climate of anxiety & we
scarcely know why we are even afraid

Afraid of our reflection & shadow

AFRAID OF COMMON FEAR

We’re afraid so much of necessary failure,
Of what others think of us and of the future
And the past gone and now; just afraid.

We seldom show our consuming phobia fear,
They’re pushed to sub consciousness, left there.
There they swell up and fester; being afraid.

Our hidden fears create a climate of anxiety;
Scarcely knowing why we’re afraid, its insanity.
But still live on like this, basically afraid.

Let the dog with the a dry nose bark first

HYPOCRITES

Those who curse the dog’s wet nose,
Let them please cast the first stone.
It can’t wag its tongue mouth close
As they commonly do on their own.
It barks its reason like all of those
Who do but wouldn’t leave it alone.

Those who curse the weaknesses of others,
Let them please cast the first stone if they’ve none

17 thoughts on “POEMS: Afraid of common fear & Hypocrites

  1. I have been repeating that as a mantra these last days: Everyone has issues like I do so give everyone and yourself a break. It’s still easier said than done.

  2. It’s usually through fear that we discover the meaning of courage, would you agree? These two poems are so meaningful, and the first picture of the young girl and the mirror, I had to stop and stare.

    1. I couldn’t agree more. Fear can be a tonic of sorts in most cases, no doubt about that.
      Thanks for your kind words about my work. I’m happy you found them meaningful.
      Picture was ‘borrowed’….. Great shot. Well crafted.

  3. Hi, I really like your poems, short and to the point, and thought you may like to read Mask, which I wrote twelve years ago when I still wore one. God Bless, Mike.

    MASK

    Beneath the mask you’re wearing,
    There lies a crumpled heap,
    A mass of contradictions,
    That you’re desperate to keep,
    If only people knew you,
    A heap of sin and shame,
    They would surely shun you,
    They wouldn’t be to blame.

    As you keep on sinking,
    Into this pit of guilt,
    The devil has the victory,
    With all the lies he’s built,
    God doesn’t want to know you,
    He wouldn’t waste His time,
    So carry on your life of fear,
    Slide deeper in the slime.

    God loves you very deeply,
    He wants to hold you near,
    To bring light to your darkness,
    And banish all your fear,
    Through Jesus you have power,
    To change your sense of worth,
    And be just as He wants you,
    His child of joy and mirth.

    1. Hi Versical!
      I love MASK. It spoke to me…. It is one those poems that you can’t really figure out if its talking ‘to you’ or ‘about you’.

      Some lines really stood out.
      The opening is huge;

      “Beneath the mask you’re wearing,
      There lies a crumpled heap,
      A mass of contradictions,
      That you’re desperate to keep,
      If only people knew you,
      A heap of sin and shame,
      They would surely shun you,
      They wouldn’t be to blame.”

      But for me, these stood out;

      On Satan;
      “The devil has the victory,
      With all the lies he’s built”

      On Christ;
      “To bring light to your darkness,
      And banish all your fear”

      On God;
      “To change your sense of worth,
      And be just as He wants you,
      His child of joy and mirth”

      Nice piece. Thanks for sharing it.

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