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My Box of Fear

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My Box of Fear

My Box of Fear

I compromise my indifference with misery
Oblivious to my restrain
Afraid to linger into the unknown
Beyond this box in which I dwell

This is my comfort zone
My only clasp of what I can retain--my life
I am protected by normalities
My destiny is easier to formulate

In this box of fear, I can control what will happen
Outside this box, I have to relinquish the power
Giving it to someone or something else
That I can NOT compromise with
And release my freedom

I shall not leave
For fear is what binds me to these four walls
Unknowing of what lies beyond
Or how to face the obstacles that I may encounter

Understanding that I could be so much more
That this entrapment in which I live can be different
This journey could be less of a struggle
Better, happier, easier.....

What I give so easily give away
Because of this belt of dread that I wear
Just to stay in my box of fear

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  1. Date: 8/1/2012 8:31:00 PM
    A pleasure to read your poetry this evening Tammy. I am happy I was able to read some poetry tonight and so glad yours was among the poems I am reading. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 11:17:00 AM
    A well done poem Tammy, enjoy it. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 7:26:00 AM
    "belt of dread" - great line. fear can definitely immobolize us. good metaphor :)

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 6:46:00 AM
    very cool poem really enjoyed how you founded the write on the box. though i think you should sometimes step out of the box , u'll never know what awaits for you there. *smiles* Ron

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 9:23:00 PM
    wow, a poem that reveals much about its writer. This is a great read!!