Thoughts on fear and serenity

 

Fear

 

Fear picks us up

and

fondles us

in the grasp of its seduction;

fear feigns concern

enticing us to oust our faith,

participate-

be the link in faith’s abduction.

Emboldened

by

surrender,

fear shoves us to our knees

then

showers us with problems

compiling them with ease.

Fear grips a little harder

paves every path we tread,

it chokes our days in clouds of gray

then

tucks us into bed.

 

bare feet boy child couch
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Serenity

 

An aura of serenity

rooted somewhere,

yet undefined

buries itself in the terra cotta of my soul;

even as a summer squall

bows the branches of the mighty oak,

twisting and turning the leaves inside out-

warning of a coming storm,

I remain at peace.

The threat of doom

clinging to the periphery of yesterday’s fear

has subsided;

a whisper, barely audible,

a vision, drained of all color,

an enemy retreating.

My soul seizes this extraordinary moment

lest it be peeled from my core

leaving me naked in its wake;

I romance it,

attempt to enhance it,

but am smart enough

not to question it

for fear, it may resurrect.

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