There is the fear that we shan't prove worthy in the eyes of someone who knows us at least as well as we know ourselves. That is the fear of God. And there is the fear of Manfear that men won't understand us and we shall be cut of from them.
(Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. quoted in Newsweek (New York, Feb. 11, 1963).)
Fear of anything, of any kind, from any source makes man kneel before the God. Fear is an integral part of all living systems. Other animals won't conceal their fear whereas man's false pride, ego and belief in psudo-science and fake theories (like atheism) make him wear a thin veneer of courage which blows off in real, testing situations.
'Poetry Against Terror' is a contemporary tragedy which must be written, the choice to live free of fear is an easier option for free spirit poets, than some sections of the public paralyzed with fear, therefore the decision to refuse fear; to accept the cards will fall as they may is accepting life as it comes; it is not the duration years in our lives which matter, it is the quality intensity attempts at living dreams which determines our bright our stars shine, on the darkest nights even a single star shining on an overcast night shines hope bright.
(Terence George Craddock January 2016 on the 10th of January 2016.)
The person who wants nothing, hopes for nothing, and fears nothing can never be an artist.
(Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, November 25, 1892, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 5, p. 134, "Nauka" (1976).)