Fear

Fear comes from a shadow in the dark.

A stranger who approaches us from around the corner,

Lightening, thunder and hail that sends a child under the bed.

The fear of drowning

The fear of age

The fear of debt

The fear of not having enough

The fear of germs

The fear of terrorism

The fear of cultures who we don’t understand.

Fear comes from insecurity

Fear of speaking our minds when we know we should.

Fear of not standing up to those who would keep us down.

The fear of being alone

The fear of being too happy

The fear of being too confident

The fear of feeling too small

The fear of feeling ugly

The fear of eye contact in the age of instant messaging.

Fear is what we believe it to be.

The blanket that keeps humanity shivering.

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