With Fear,

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I can never be somebody–not even a germ.

I can always be under anybody–unworthy of nobody.



A dust can bury me alive.

A gasp can blow me and strip me of dignity.



Casper can question my character.

Poltergeist can mock my existence.



A tear can wash away my dreams.

A frown can bring me to my knees.






Fear is. . .



. . . the smith of our Pinocchio lives perfect-fitting caskets to our own demise.

. . . the root of all hate.



The father of all evils. . .

The mother of all falterings. . .



. . . making peace impossible. . .

. . . making love fail. . .



. . . the worst disease of our minds;

. . . the very norm in the wilds.






Fear is the only enemy of mankind.



World could have been a better place,

If only fear didn’t get in our ways.








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