I fear (Free verse)

I fear of being extraordinary,

But I fear more of being average.

 

I fear of death,

But I fear more of death without changing people’s lives.

 

I fear of failure,

I fear more of not trying.

 

I fear working beyond my comfort zone,

But I fear more of working in my comfort zone.

 

I fear that by doing good to others, they will end up hurting me.

But I fear more of not being able to do good to others.

 

I fear of change,

But I fear more of being stuck.

 

I fear growing to the person I am capable of,

But I fear more of being stagnant.

 

I fear being honest for the lack of understanding by others,

But I fear more of being dishonest.

 

I fear of change,

But I fear more of routine.

 

I fear that my heart can be broken if I love,

But I fear more of my heart which won’t love just because it will get hurt.

 

I fear of walking my own path,

But I fear more of getting lost in some others’ path.

 

I fear of competing with myself,

But I fear more of competing with others.

 

I fear of the stardom and the celebrity status that I will get one day,

But I fear more of the life of the ordinary.

 

I fear to be a misfit,

But I fear more of being unfit.

 

I fear of losing the support of my friends and family on the path to greatness,

But I fear more of the lack of my lack of impact to the world.

 

I fear that my opinions might hurt someone,

I fear more that my opinions aren’t raised.

 

I fear emotional pain,

But I fear more of the emotional numbness.

 

I fear my problems,

But I fear more that the less problems I have, the less I will grow.

 

At last, I fear death,

But I fear more of living a life which I won’t be proud of.

 

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PS : Glad to inform you all that this piece of writing was included as part of the Chennai Bloggers Club Newsletter

PPS: Recently I have written 26 short stories in 7 days as part of the A to Z short story challenge.  I am planning to come up with 2 EBooks regarding that.  Kindly check out the updates here.

 

 

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