Happy Halloween, everyone! Sorry I’ve been off the grid for the past week or so. So, I’ve been obsessed lately with exploring the concept of “fear” and how it affects our lives when going through a long-term, chronic illness or trauma… perfect timing for Halloween! Here’s a little humorous beat poetry for you with my latest musings on vanquishing a fear-based life. Enjoy!
“The Antithesis of Fear”
The antithesis of fear isn’t courage; it’s curiosity.
What we are open to
What we question
What we examine with the child-like zeal
Once only reserved for questions like
Why is the sky blue?
How can ladybugs procreate
If they’re all girls?
(Because.. they are not.)
Which begs the question
What idiot named them “lady”bugs?
But I digress
Telling a person not to fear
When their world is under siege
Is like telling a banana not to curve
(Fruitless) <— hehe!
You cannot abolish emotion
Unless you are a hologram
Who likes to read quasi-poetic rambles
Which is a highly unlikely scenario
Can substitute one emotion with another
Like a metaphysical Yankee Swap
Flipping “I fear”
For fear is an absolute enigma
Ready to ram you like the Rhino it is
But curiosity is the wind
And just as strong
The antithesis of fear isn’t courage