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I wanted to win
But I lost
I wanted to stand
But I sat
What held me back?

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  1. Date: 7/11/2009 2:01:00 PM
    Johnny Fear, will step in and ruin the choices, if you let him! Love jm

  1. Date: 6/26/2009 8:16:00 PM
    FEAR! FEAR! This is our worst enemy. Let's overcome. God bless. Ernilando

  1. Date: 6/21/2009 9:24:00 AM
    Hey, young Lady, this one rocks!! I use to visualize the worst scenario, it helps me to deal with fears...Donna's comment must be written at the bottom of this jewel. Great piece, Shannon. Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/19/2009 7:18:00 PM
    Fear will do it everytime. Judging from "Unveiled," however, you have overcome it! So nice to read your great work! Love, carolyn

  1. Date: 6/19/2009 7:04:00 PM
    Very clever write Shannon, nicely written>>James

  1. Date: 6/19/2009 1:20:00 PM
    Fear is the great paralyzer. Bravery isn't the absence of fear, but the determination to act in the face of it. Nice piece here, Shannon! Donna

  1. Date: 6/19/2009 6:18:00 AM
    interesting idea. elegant in it's simplicity. well done. I wonder what the alternative motivation would be, instead of holding you back it would keep you moving forward. -Yoni

  1. Date: 6/17/2009 8:31:00 AM
    Shannon, This is an outstanding poem. About life and the fact we all have a demon in our life to conquer. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/15/2009 1:05:00 PM
    A wealth of wisdom contained in so few words. Very well done. Regards Heidie

  1. Date: 6/15/2009 11:38:00 AM
    Powerful concise poem. The emotion comes through your words. Keep on writing. Thanks for stopping in to comment on my haiku. Mom

  1. Date: 6/15/2009 5:40:00 AM
    Wow, this is powerful! I am taking this to heart for a situation I am in right now. You are a blessing to this site. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 6/15/2009 2:35:00 AM
    aww fear can be scary, it tries to stop us from venturing out but with God by your side you can acomplish many things, he will rid us all of all our fears, he did me and he will you too, you have a great strong faith and God will help you with any fear at all he canbeat it, God bless you from diane

  1. Date: 6/14/2009 11:07:00 PM
    Superb choice , Shannon , and welcome to the Soup ... Fear not , you CAN write ......