Treasure Island

Nandi Mhlongo

(South Africa KZN)

Fear


Fear

I am consumed by fear of the unknown,
My life has changed to unbearable,
I have fear that is telling me I am not good enough
And I will be never be, I fear acceptance to the world,
I fear to express my soul to the world, I cannot speak,
My language and words are not up to standard,
My fear has cut out my tongue, I cannot sing
i'm like a caged bird, I am bound.
My fear is unknown.

I miss my youth, when I was free and full of life
I was ready to take life as it comes,
I had freedom of speech,
I had freedom of movement,
I was free of fear, the fear of the unknown.

I know that I am special; I am protected by the higher power,
I know that I 'm sent for the purpose,
But the fear that I’m consumed by made me lose my focus.
My False evidence appearing real
My fear of the unknown.

Sunflowa

Submitted: Friday, June 12, 2009
Edited: Monday, January 23, 2012

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  • Malini Kadir (6/12/2009 2:17:00 AM)

    I find these coming from the depths of your heart...without any fear of ridicule!
    keep it up!


    I am consumed by fear of the unknown,
    My life has changed to unbearable,
    I have fear that is telling me I am not good enough
    And I will be never be, I fear acceptance to the world,
    I fear to express my soul to the world, I cannot speak, (Report) Reply

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