poetry – fire of fear

fire of fear


this fire is not the fire of love – it is the fire of fear


of choices not made

of words unspoken

of love not given

of songs not sung

of stories not told


we try to put out the fire or drown it – anything to distract from the pain of that deep burning within.





exercise too much

take up a habit – again: smoking, drinking…


take on more work/projects


all the while fanning the flame of fear burning within.


consequences of these choices –




from those whom we love

from what we feel

from the best of ourselves

from our creativity

from our ability to see clearly with the eyes of our heart,




our real life.




the manifestation of the fear of living fully the gift of a life, takes many forms.


self-sabotage – in so many ways.


from my personal collection of photos; taken with my iPhone. (2013)



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