There is a certain luxury to being afraid: To have the privilege of fear. To let that metallic twang Shiver through your bones Like a National guitar Resonating with the Vibration of self protection. Flights of fancy Fight for Survival Butting airy heads Against stark reality: Fear doesn't allow For such unnecessary Battles - It is too busy being Afraid for all That Jazz. Her blonde hair Hangs sleekly Dusting sharp Collarbone Rolling past Expensive breasts. She pays for Protection Against Rough sleepers. Day dreamers Night walkers Straight talkers Powder sniffers Potion smokers Protection from All of those Who do not live In her Marina Wonderland. She might allow Herself a small Shiver When a tan skinned Boy jogs past her window Running. She calls her attack dog Ex cop And says: "It is suspicious, That is all. He is running That is all What is he running Away from?" But the boy is gone: He was running Back to me Away from the Violence Of his father The expectations Of society And towards The ability To make a Better play At third, Heart health. Aerobic fitness ...and away From women Who stand In windows Wondering Why he is Running. Do not run With my shopping, I counsel him. Do not run back Home No matter if Your heart is skipping Your bones Feel like jumping No matter if You feel alive Because I Want you Alive. Always. The luxury Of fear Rejected. Who can live Thata way, Spontaneity Suspended? No, it is bad Knowledge Like cigarettes And Vodka And Orange A bauble For the rich And the perpetually Privileged By skin Or birth Or something Not earnt Yet provided. Every night I lock my door Luxuriously Feeling able To protect Us from Things Outside Less Stable. Head shaved. Fingers crossed. Yes, windows Closed! Doors Locked.
Never consider fear as a “luxury” but can see your point…but for me it seems like a prison holding the full potential of life back from its future.
There has to be a future to enjoy, my friend. I do my best to keep us both alive and well. Fear gets people hurt…I just don’t know. Hope you are well.
I like this a lot. Love the line “He was running back to me.” Puts things in a totally different light.
Thank you. I am glad you liked it.
It was scary that even one person has to feel this way. We all have some fear, but there are among us those that have mortal fear, and it should be unnecessary, but is! I don’t see it changing anytime soon. I wish it could.
It has to change. It just has to.
Two quotes that I like concerning fear are:
“I sought the Lord, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears”.
” I can do all things through him who strengthens me”.
While we can try to do things on our own, God is able to help us in dealing with our fears. God is able to put things in order for us and to make things work out for our good. To overcome fear, we need to put God first. God is the king and there is nothing impossible for him to do.
If anyone reading is interested in building a relationship with God, I have a post on that here: https://christcenteredruminations.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/how-to-build-a-relationship-with-god/
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-All the best. May God bless you.
I appreciate the sentiment, but no thank you.
Sorry, I am not a Christian. Sending you my best wishes
ok. thank you
You might consider that your proselytizing is not welcome and not wanted and is a bit much pushing it on people who just dont give a shit. Jesus was just a man and look at the fuckign trouble he caused.
I mean no harm. My apologies. Peace be with you.
Thank you for the apology. I am not interested in buying whatever ‘peace’ you might be selling. Meaning no harm is no excuse, really, is it? You think you are doing a good thing, but you dont stop to realize the pain that has been caused by religion in people’s lives. Keep it to yourself.