Let it not be said
Winter’s breath impaired us
Pickets wear purple
#NaPoWriMo 2019–Day 27–Prompt: You can pick a line you like from one of Shakespeare’s sonnets and use it as the genesis for a new poem.
(I chose Sonnet 06 “Then let not winter’s ragged hand deface” as my inspiration)
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