Day 21: If I Were Not AfraidMature

Prompt: If I wasn't afraid I would______.

Result: a poem again.

 

Fear Itself

 

If I were not afraid I would have done this long ago

I would have said, ‘Look,’ and, ‘See me.’

And I would show you

But if I were not afraid, would I have been what I am now?

And if not, and I am me, could you have seen me after all?

I’m afraid you couldn’t

 

If I were not afraid I would say, ‘I love you,’

And ‘Goodbye.’

And I would go

But if I were not afraid, would I feel the need to flee?

I’m afraid I wouldn’t

 

If I were not afraid, would I be so frightening?

If fear is all there is to fear?

And if courage is overcoming fear,

Could I still be brave?

I’m afraid I couldn’t

 

If I were not afraid, perhaps I would be free

But would I feel alive?

Would I still have drive?

If I were not afraid, would I have stopped the blade?

I fear not

The End

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