“Female” by Penny L Howe, 2013
There are many things to be afraid of
I’ve confronted a few in my day,
The Sun may not rise
the moon may not set
or things will not go my way.
The boogie man hiding under my bed
gave childhood nights filled with fear,
But what really terrified
during those scary times
was when no parents were near.
Don’t be afraid of living
For this is your time here on earth,
make the most of your day
give thanks ‘long the way’
for the blessing that was your birth.
For most of us what really scares us
isn’t a truth or a fact,
But our worries and fears
accumulated through years
Of what we don’t have or we lack.
Fear can be a mind killer, you know,
But it comes with a choice that is yours
you can stay paralyzed
and never realize
you can move on and open new doors.
Life is all about living
And no, there is no guarantee,
But with the will to survive
you still can thrive
That’s life – how it’s meant to be!
There isn’t a magic formula
well maybe … maybe just one,
each waking day
give big thanks and say
I BELIEVE that things will go my way!
(and then really believe it)
~ Penny L. Howe, 2013