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Sonnet on Fear



How is it that some people seem so strong,

keeping their wits year after year,

while I am afraid, enslaved, scared and shackled with fear?

It is a mystery spanning life for so long,

fear cripples like the Siren and her song.

Introduce enough panic and the weak men will hear,

and all that is left will be a loan tear,

because fear always wins and cares not when in the wrong.


They tell me the most common command is, “Do not be afraid,”

a battle cry of the faithful who trust in his will,

a song to the weary that stems the tide.

So come all who are afraid and be not dismayed,

the Lord will calm you and make your life still,

And you will find strength, and in his wings you will abide.