I Am Afraid

I Am Afraid

I am afraid

Afraid of my shadow

Afraid of my fears

The nightmares they give me

I am afraid

Afraid of the truth

Afraid to tell myself the truth

Afraid of what I’d see when I open up to the truth

I am afraid

Afraid of myself, me, who I am

Afraid of what I am capable of

Afraid of the result of my actions

I am afraid

Afraid whenever I see you

Afraid that if I let you see me

You would take me

I am afraid

Afraid of the words I utter

I am afraid of letting go

I am afraid of living

I am afraid of laughing

Wondering if it would be but the last time

I am afraid

Afraid of the war and strife I see

I am afraid

I am afraid of the hate I see in their eyes

And sometimes, yours

Yet, I am afraid

Afraid of the love I see in your eyes

I am afraid of the unknown

I am afraid of being alone

Still, I am afraid

Afraid of being in the midst of you all

I am afraid

Afraid of the light

So afraid of the dark

I am afraid

Afraid that I would disappear

So in my fear, I try to find me

I am afraid to do away with the fear

Yet this fear kills me

So afraid it diminishes me

So afraid I am nothing but a fading shadow

I am afraid.



18 thoughts on “I Am Afraid” by 2cute4u (@2cute4u)

  1. WOW!
    WOW!!
    I’m afraid i don’t have the right words to express myself except to say
    WOW!!!

  2. Sounds like aint2cute4me. Good one. Maybe we all go through the same thoughts once in a while.

  3. Sounds like aint2cute4me. Good one. Maybe we all go through the same thoughts once in a while. Love it.

  4. Nice poem. The feeling of frustration is almost palpable.

  5. been a while and it was well worth it
    love the poem.

  6. Reads very much like the 2cute who went AWOL.
    Nice come back!

  7. Fear is a human instinct.Atavistic.I’ve been working on my fears.Certainly,we must conquer our fears 2 succeed.Loved the flow and sense of self examination.Nice poem here.

  8. Fear, with it’s endless chain reactions, is like falling in a bottomless pit. I think that’s what makes this chain-like poem particularly click for me, good job.

  9. There’s noting to fear but fear itself.

    Think about this 2cute.

    I see very strong emotions been displayed here.

    Well done!!!

    1. I have promised myself that I will knock whoever AGAIN quotes “there’s nothing to fear but fear itself” on the head! Not literally of course, lol. I don’t like that quote, because I personally think it’s stupid. Roosevelt made that mistake ahaha. If you’re telling me there is nothing to fear, why then should I be advised to fear FEAR? See the problem there?

  10. it is not a mark of weakness to admit one’s fears, yet again; Nothing in life is to feared, only understood. Good poem however.

  11. Thanks everyone!
    It’s been a while..
    Good to be back!

    1. This is wonderfully written, 2cute4me? What I loved about the poem? It’s something everyone can relate to. Everyone is afraid.

      But what I really really really really…(you get the point!)…love is this: The synergy and cohesion between the beginning and the denouement. Everything is tied together….

      “I am afraid

      Afraid of my shadow

      Afraid of my fears…”

      and

      “…I am afraid to do away with the fear

      Yet this fear kills me

      So afraid it diminishes me

      So afraid I am nothing but a fading shadow…”

      Did you see what you did? You mentioned fear and shadow in the beginning, and you ended with that. Brilliant!

      1. you see well..i saw it too

  12. @Ayokunle….you brought me back from my hiatus…(only briefly though).
    I dont have a desired beginning or end of any written piece I’ve worked on; I just go with the flow.
    However,thank you so much for appreciating the poem. M so honoured.

  13. You have no idea how powerful I feel right now! Me, able to bring you back from your hiatus? Man, I feel powerful, lol. That’s very outstanding, very, and I can understand too, although it’s laziness on my part, so I pretend like I’m going with the flow, ahaha. Anyways, it is my pleasure!

  14. this is one mighty piece..FEAR..if anyone must succeed, the first enemy to conquer is the fear within.

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