It Goes On

“Always do what you are afraid to do."

Emerson quips, simplifying

The bigger problem.

 

How do I do that?

 

“Feel the Fear and do it anyway”

Explains Susan Jeffers.

If only it were that simple.

 

Why would I want to?

 

“She believed she could so she did”

Yells R.S. Grey, encouraging

Me to have faith in myself.

 

I wish I could.

 

“Anxiety is all in your head”

My therapist tells me,

Hoping it helps

 

But that doesn’t make fear less real.

 

“Better safe than sorry”

My head tells me and I think

It’s better to stay in bed.

 

What kind of life is that?

 

Bury your head in the sand

Nobody’s perfect

A leopard can’t change her spots

 

...but I have to try

 

Better late than never

Bite the bullet

Face the Music

 

“It goes on”

Says Frost.

And so it does.

 

This poem is about: 
Me

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