Posted in June 2018, Rhyme

Facing Fear

Overcoming fear, man jumping over a rock of fear

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!

Rhyme

The pathway to your greatest potential is straight through your greatest fears! —Craig Groeschel

Posted in December 2013, Rhyme

Appearing

Appearing out of nowhere,
These old enemies of mine,
Cause me to falter
As I begin to write each line.

Self Doubt, Intimidation, Fear,
All make their appearance.
They cause my mind to wander,
With their sudden interference.

Yet somewhere within me,
Another appearance is made.
Confidence and Determination enter,
And cause those enemies to fade.

Once again I begin to write,
And the challenge I do undertake.
It appears my poems will be written,
And perhaps a chapbook I will make!

Rhyme
Leona J. Atkinson  12-05-13