If there is a fire that lights the path of mistakes
Surely, fear is its lighter
If there is a wire that electrocutes dreams in pregnancy
Surely fear constitutes its positives and or negatives
If there is a chair in hell
Pushed thither in swiftness
Fear surely has a hand therein
For farfetched fumblings felt for forced fainting is
Feasibly fenced by fear
Hovers around wishes like dogs
Hovers around hard work like famished lions
Hovers around success like untamed monsters
Surrounds will like prison for hardened criminals
So break free
Don’t you want to open that fearsome gate of your fear
To see what lies within?
Don’t you want to walk across the threatening fire
To see what lives
What lives and breathes so guarded?
Don’t you want the freedom of cuffing fear and throwing it
To the jeers that you pursue?
What will be the worst in your trying?
Even death is a cocoon of freedom
Fenced tightly by daunting fear
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © Jan. 27, 2019