Chagrins of failure are my hardest hurdles.
They shatter my confidence like a mixture
of liquid nitrogen and a flower.
They send my thoughts in disarray and allow
dilemmas of indecision to torment me.
Procrastination keeps me hostage.
My failures are as vast as the sea.
They blur my vision, block progression and
My unfulfilled dreams, faltering hope and
crashed faith form a peculiar burial ground
in my mind- souls of delayed projects and
unaccomplished goals bawl out as i cower in
Fear of failure is inevitable like Taylor swift’s
pathetic break up songs – a non verbal
reminder of laziness and time’s distress.
Fear sneaks at night, seeps into my skin; runs
the treadmill of my spine and imbeds itself into
my soul –weakening me, breaking my spirit.
Failure is the shadow of success- my sobriety.
It renders me useless, makes me confront
and admit to guilt.
Fear of failure makes me afraid to try.
I walk with my head lowered to the ground-
avoiding the sun as beams of opportunity slip
through my eyes.
Scared of the blinding rays of sunlight- quitting
before I even try.
Ignoring the distressed face of my fantasies
and the haunting stare of possibilities.
A stellar display upon an empty field re-writes
verses of retrospection.
The wind breathes courage and confidence on
Realization comes to me like bolts of lightning,
fear dissipates to nothingness.
I emancipate my mind from this psychological
deterrent that had kept me chained and face
my fears like a champ.
Note: I just took the leap of faith and decided to compile my first Poetry book. The fear of failure has been an obstacle to many of my dreams. Fear of failure blocks the window of opportunity, mistakes are the portal of discovery.