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by optiplex 

Posted: 29 November 2005
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scared to be strong

scared to be weak

scared to be wrong

scared to be right

scared to make a move

scared to stay put

simply scared

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Cornelia at 08:20 on 30 November 2005  Report this post
I never thought of indecisiveness as fear before; this makes the point very succinctly - and poetically.


The Walrus at 19:50 on 30 November 2005  Report this post
I love the structure of this. Works well.

Scared? Someone once said everyday one should always do something that scares them. I think this is very true. Another quote that sprung to mind: 'Only those willing to risk not knowing the consequences, are truly free.' And, finally, the fear of doing something is always worse than the reality.

That's my penny's worth!


optiplex at 21:57 on 30 November 2005  Report this post
thankyou very much for you're comments,



Beanie Baby at 05:59 on 02 December 2005  Report this post
Hello Stuart.

This is brilliant in its simplicity and can relate to happiness in a similar way. Og Mandino - who wrote my most favourite book in the world "The Choice" says in its pages - "one person marries to be happy, another divorces to be happy, one goes home to be happy, another flees to be happy". Your poem put me in mind of that and says a huge amount in a very few well chosen words. Like it very much.

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