Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Good Fear, Bad Fear

"Fear has its use but cowardice has none." ~ Gandhi

good fear, bad fear, every fear
is real until you act heart's tear
don't let disappointment shatter
passions kindled by forever
love strong enough to melt the coldest insincere
thought and never give in to the good fear, bad fear

this fear, bridle its energy
create absolute symmetry
with the paths that take you forward
choices that gravitate toward
every hope, every dream, drempt while idle
the energy created by this fear, bridle


  1. ah not all fear is bad if it prompts you to do something other than cower in the corner

  2. I have to agree with Brian. Your long sentences lead to a modicum of ambiguity for me - which is not necessarily a bad thing and not meant as a criticism. Ambiguity is at the heart of poetry for me.