The Fear

Fear can strike at any time
Of failure, of rejection, of pain
Only you can face the assault
Succeed, accept and endure

The biggest fear is acceptance and love
Not receiving, not being able to give
An open mind and an open heart
Can leave you vulnerable

But if you don’t, your soul shrivels
Life loses it’s meaning with time
You exist rather than live
Days pass by, drifting with the breeze

Until one day you question
Why was I here in the first place
I should have done something
Face my fears and doubts

So while you still can, take risks
Things may not work out
But at least you can say ‘I tried’
For life is for living

A Chaotic Mind

A storm brews in my mind
Ideas, thoughts and feelings rage
Like waves crashing on a lonely shore
Or a blizzard howling on the mountain tops
A supernova exploding, galaxies colliding
The abyss, a black hole pulling me in

A respite is welcomed, however brief
In the eye of a storm, time to reflect
Who am I, why am I here, what is my purpose
A man, to learn, to understand, to grow
The divinity of nature, the world we live in
Cruel, yet beautiful and magical

There may be darkness
But there is also light, if I let it in
It can be scary, frustrating or leave me anxious
But the barrier can come down
For those who truly care
Rare though they may be

It takes time, hard work and trust
To calm the chaos in my mind
To make sense of the what’s and why’s
But I know I am not alone in this crazy world
Keeping an open mind to the future
To realise my own and others potential

We were born from stars
And will return one day