Poem: Confronting Fear

Fear
Is an old companion.
When I was young
It ruled me
In ways obvious
And hidden.
I confronted it
And I grew.
Overcame many of my fears
Swore never to concede again.
Yet fear is tricky
Subtle and ever present.
New fears arrive
Old fears return.
The test
Is to not give up
Hold onto hope
Resist the slide
Into anger and hate and despair.
My destiny
The destiny of all who serve the Light
Is to confront fear.
Face what scares me
Lean into what I’d rather run from.
Learn how hope
Love and faith
Grant me the strength
To face my fears
And let them go.
Only by doing so
Can I become the person
I was always meant to be.

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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