I had the chance of Bungee Jumping.
I didn’t do it. I was afraid.
One of my regrets, yet I still fear.
The rope breaking, me plunging to my death.

How often have I used this excuse.
I am afraid! I was afraid!
Fear is healthy. It means I am human.
Yet, if fear overtakes us…

A friend sleepless, if close to the sea.
The sound of crushing waves brings fear.
Another fears a night in a castle.
Of seeing or encountering a ghost.

The phobia of being afraid constantly.
Of letting fear rule your day.
Living in constant fear is paralysing,
if you let the clutches of fear take over.

What is more frightening,
growing old and being alone,
or growing old and being homeless?
It hasn’t happened, yet fear sets in.

Possibilities that causes fear.
What if’s that magnifies fears.
An active imagination feeding fear.
If you open the door, fear takes over.

By C.E. Pereira


Author: cepcarol

I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

2 thoughts on “Fear”

  1. A provocative reflection. I think fear can be good and bad. Certain fears are healthy and keep us safe, and other fears hold us back from enjoying the moment and the adventures of life and love. The key is knowing the difference 🙂

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