Nika McGuin

Gold Star - 7,393 Points (12/01/89 - present / Louisiana)

Worth The Fear - Poem by Nika McGuin

A penny for your experiences?
just how much are they worth
and how far would you go
to create the ones you desire?

People say I'm brave
that I must be fearless
to make the choices I do
but I can't say,
that's alltogether true

Hell, I'm afraid too!
I have fears
quite a few!
mine just affect me differently
than yours might you

I'm terribly fearful of regrets
you might even call it a phobia
I'm terrified of wasted time
I can't bear to look back
not liking what I see
I don't want to grow old wondering
why I didn't fight harder
to accomplish my dreams

And deep down, I'm so scared
that these experiences
won't amount to anything
but wasted time itself

I never know beforehand
is it worth the risk I'm taking?
am I making a fatal mistake?
giving breath to all of my worries
it's overwhelmingly exhausting
to say, the very least

Still, it is my fears
that propel me forward
forbiding me to give up
and making me brave

A penny for your experiences?
mine could be worth a single penny -
or a billion dollars
but what I can't afford
is not finding out

Topic(s) of this poem: brave, bravery, decision, decisions, dreams, experience, fearless, fears

Comments about Worth The Fear by Nika McGuin

  • (4/26/2018 11:27:00 PM)

    Great poem! I had a teacher, many years ago, who said that what thoughts and experiences had in common was the price: both could be had for a penny. You may have the counterclaim with the billion dollars. I can almost imagine the poet looking into a mirror and being inspired to put these very words, your poem, to paper! (Report)Reply

    Nika Mcguin(4/26/2018 11:39:00 PM)

    Thanks Mj! I suppose you could say they're worth about as much as you think they're worth.

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  • Robert Murray Smith (4/25/2018 4:27:00 PM)

    An imaginative write. In poetry we should avoid all cliches. I see many in this poem. Poetry is about new word associations. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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