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The Enemy

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Corinne
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state of confusion


0 posted 03-29-2000 11:15 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne


The Enemy

These changes will fall into place,
If they are destined to be,
But I also am acutely aware,
That fear is the enemy.

These labors, this sheer leap of faith,
To ensure future survival,
This may not make sense to you,
But fear is my only rival.

The one that said she was my friend,
Thinks Iíve surely lost my mind,
Sheís made it very clear,
Her daughter canít play with mine.

That I would give all ďthisĒ up
Is beyond her comprehension,
Sheís afraid I might be right,
which just adds to the tension.

The children donít understand
They just want to play together,
Sometimes grownups are idiots,
You think they would know better.

Amidst all this, add to this mix
The most unexpected of gifts,
The prospect of you in my life,
Oh, now the level of fear shifts.

Life is a teacher of lessons,
For me itís patience and strength,
To wait for life to come to me,
And keep fear at armís length.

What better time to trash fear,
this factor keeps us off track,
Just let everything come what may,
and just never, ever look back.

© 2000 CM Bailey

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Denise
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1 posted 03-29-2000 11:27 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Some 'friends' really aren't. Very sad. You have to be true to your own heart. Wonderful poem, Corinne!

Denise
Parker
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2 posted 03-29-2000 11:46 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Fear can be a tireless adversary because in most cases its us that give the fear its power. Why people fear change is kind of strange. We are programmed daily to accept it as normal in every part of life. Its amazing we ever even live any life with regularity. One thing for sure change is growth and can be an adventure.
Great poem Corinne.....

Parker
CherylLynnMckee
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3 posted 03-29-2000 11:52 AM       View Profile for CherylLynnMckee   Email CherylLynnMckee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CherylLynnMckee

I often wonder how different my life would be...If I hadnt been afraid of change..that leap of faith you talk of..is sometimes hard to do.Very well written!

 
Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 03-29-2000 11:53 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Corinne,
This is a wonderful poem, I enjoyed the read very much. *L*
Corinne
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5 posted 03-29-2000 12:00 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thanks much, Denise, yes, and I see the fear in my so called friend's eyes.

Parker, thank you for your so very true thoughts.

cheryl, no time like the present!

Thank you, sweet Seymour.

Cor
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6 posted 03-29-2000 05:46 PM       View Profile for RAM   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RAM

Ah, Corinne.   You cover it all in this one.  Wonderful!  The "never, ever look back"  calls to mind the image of willingly turning a fall into a high speed dive, which is so much easier to do once you have found your poet core.  Thank you.

Rick
 
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