Once Upon A Fear


Once upon a-
Fear sewed my mouth shut
Through the wire hope heard me
And at the top of her lungs she screamed,
“times are tough chi-old-
soul, but don’t you worry”


And my heart she would beat, through the night and the day
And when I sat with her silence, here’s what she would say-

“To be alive child, is not to live
Throw imperfection and beauty in a blender and part ways with the sieve
Synchronize to the beat, Surrender to the unknown
Wrong were the W(right) brothers till the first airplane was flown”

And the earth she would spin, and the sun, he would shine
“I am afraid to lose nothing in a world, where nothing is mine”
And the moon she would speak, and the stars, they would glisten
“Everything you need is within, so long as you listen”


And the ocean would call, and to my soul she would speak
“Love is the vibration to which, every other is weak”
And the trees, they spoke wisdom, and the clouds, they were blue
Burning holes through the lightning, unleashed and anew

I remember what they told me, in the wake of the night
A pitch black sky, and all the stars for the light
They said, “The man who never lives is the man afraid to die
Wrong were the W(right) brothers till the first airplane did fly

They said, “the veil is an illusion, tell me child, what will you do?
I looked at them in Robert’s Frost and said,
“I think the only way is through”

I’m gonna stare fear in the eye, lock my soul in its gaze
Strike a match, I am the fire, set my past self ablaze


And my heart she would beat, through the night and the day
And when I sat with her silence, here’s what she did say-


“You stared fear in the eye, locked your soul in its gaze
You struck a match. I see you burning.”

My past self,

Ablaze

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