Conquer fear

Poem #3 –  Stamp collection – National/Global Poetry Writing Month 2017

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Conquer fear

We talked about spiders
in story time today
teacher said “raise your hand
if you are afraid of spiders.”

Are you afraid of spiders?
Of snakes?
Clunks in the night?
Changing jobs?
Falling in love?
Illness and death?

Notice the fear
Why am I anxious?
Is it this spider?
Or dark, dank spaces?
Or something else?

Question your fear
“What is it about spiders?”
Is it a primal, gut-level, heebie-jeebie fear
left over from wilder, survival times?
What purpose does this fear serve?
Does it keep me safe?
Does it sap my joy?
Does it hold me back?

Decide
Should I heed this fear?
Or conquer it?
Push through it.

Our story time book
said to think about all the pesky bugs a spiders eats.
Our story time book
said to thank the spider
and maybe even pet the spider.

I bet
if we pet a spider,
it would either scurry away
or feel sort of soft like a baby mouse

But what if you’re afraid of a mouse?
Notice
Question
Decide
Should I heed this fear?
Or conquer it?
Push through it.

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About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face and is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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