The power of fear is so overwhelming,
this I know firsthand.
I’ve allowed it to control a big part of my life,
but finally, I understand.
Fear firmly plants you in your tracks,
no movement in any direction.
Before you know it, you’ve grown accustomed,
to the illusion of its protection.
Fear masters so much false deception,
while entangling one in its throes.
How does one get off this delusional ride?
Where will it stop? Nobody knows.
At last, I’ve gotten off this ride,
and I will not get on again.
The next time fear disguises itself,
and deceitfully invites me in,
By Sylvia Porter-Hall