And now the blogger’s terror: To have nothing left to say That anyone would want to read, Or ought to, anyway Or fear you might have passed that point A dozen posts ago: For boring people always seem To be the last To know [Note – for those who don’t recognize such things, the silver-black … Continue reading "Everyday Fears: Having Nothing Interesting to Say"
So many of our fears are trivial, But daily they are there, like loyal friends; Our worry that some small thing on our person Will be the thing that distracts And offends
To be fair, many really have no fear Of ever doing this, for they make sure To point out their opponent’s always wrong; All their opinions, just so much manure But sometimes, maybe, there’s a sneaking fear That our opponents, by some random law, Just might right about some little thing: We dwell on … Continue reading "Everyday Fears: Giving An Opponent Any Credit"
To avoid these things: We’ll drink too much We’ll date the wrong people We’ll marry the wrong people Have kids with the wrong people Stay way too long where we’re not wanted Stay too long with people we don’t want to be with Take risks to our jobs Our health Our relationships Our honor Everywhere … Continue reading "Everyday Fears: Boredom and Loneliness"
To be rejected is, I think, A very common fear: To be discarded by our friends, Or others we hold dear But there’s a type that’s worst of all, To find ourselves reviled, Dismissively rejected by Our blood Our hearts Our child
I’ve never seen a vampire, A zombie or a ghost; I have no fears of them, although, I have more fears than most To make this Halloween, therefore, Stand out from other years: I thought I’d catalog, instead, Our normal, daily fears The things that cause us angst, and make us doubt: For fear is … Continue reading "Everyday Fears"
In three hours’ time, this room will fill; He’ll take his place upon the stage — He’s full of nervous energy, And vague fears that are hard to gage But all end in embarrassment; This worry fills him to the brim — A boring conference, we might say: But it’s not that To him
She wishes he would do it, But he hasn’t. So now what? If she waits too long, Then some other girl Will beat her to him. So, She has to try to pluck it up: And make the first move. Her heart’s in a whirl Because she’s never been the type To do this sort … Continue reading "Everyday Fears: Making the First Move"
Sometimes the fear comes a little too late.