Their dedication and
Skills kept us going at night and day
Their faithful determination
To face fear head on
In such a time
While I appreciate and salute all who served as essentials during COVID-19, I specifically want to dedicate this poem to my grand-daughter Vivian, age 21, who is a care-giver at a nursing home.
Vivian faithfully worked many long and extra shifts to take care of the residents during quarantine.
And also, want to dedicate this poem to my other grand-daughter’s boyfriend, Michael, age 20, who is an auto maintenance worker, earning minimum wage. Micheal faithfully worked many long days and extra hours with no extra raise in wages during this time of pandemic.
Thanks to both of these hard working young people and many others I don’t know.
Let’s remember it was people like this that kept our country going during the pandemic.
Image and poetry created by Leona J. Atkinson
It came creeping
In the dark night of my soul
Fear over shadowed
Covering like a thick fog
I lay paralized
Frozen in its doubt and dread
Until a shaft of hope
Broke through the darkness bringing
Strenght to rise and overcome
“When you face fear it evaporates. Shadows cannot stand light. —LeAura Alderson
This quote by LeAura is very true.
And this poem I wrote today is written from one of my true experiences with fear. We must face our fears and when we do they will dissipate.
Shakespeare also said it well:
“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.”
(This quote has also helped me to face fears many times in my life.)
For many a year
I lived with my greatest fear.
Controlled by his power,
I used to cower
At the thought of leaving him.
But as my eyes became dim,
I had to make a choice
To listen to him, or another’s voice
Who was telling me
From this fear I had to flee.
So as God held my hand,
I made a stand!
I faced that fear, told it to go.
It stared at me, and it said “NO!”
Knees shaking, I dug in my feet,
I was determined it to defeat!
I stood my ground,
New strength I found,
To conquer fear’s intimidating frown,
And make it shrink,and back down.
And then with God’s power I overcame,
I crushed that fear in Jesus’ Name!
The pathway to your greatest potential is straight through your greatest fears! —Craig Groeschel
That silver cage that surrounded me
Had now become my closest friend.
I’d come to depend on it.
It was ready to support,
Always there for me.
How could I possibly
Let it go
It had stood ready to help me in the night.
When I was alone it brought me comfort.
I did not have to worry,
It wouldnt let me fall again.
I was safe with it,
Yet, it held me back.
No! Fear held me!
So I took the
Double Reverse Etheree
NaPoWriMo 2018. Day 6
Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem that stretches your comfort zone with line breaks. That could be a poem with very long lines, or very short lines. Or a poem that blends the two.
Each step crushes
The fear within my mind
Confidence builds as God leads