No More Afraid

“Black Square” by Kazimir Malevitch – courtesy of Wikipedia

In infancy

No more Afraid, of the Void

That mother will switch off the light
And the Darkness will swallow me whole?

No more Afraid, of the Monster

That my fairy tale book will fall open
At the page of the horrible ghoul?

No more Afraid, of Agitation

That shutting my eyes won’t prevent
The devil appearing from the screen?

In youth

No more Afraid, of Intimidation

That bully boys with less brain than brawn
Will beat me and leave me to cower?

No more Afraid, of Failure

That I’ll never be able to master
My nerves with those nasty exams?

No more Afraid, of Rejection

That feelings rebuffed by sweet girls
Will mean I will never know love?

In adulthood

No more Afraid, of Despair

That Coldness will come and consume me
And saviours will not be at hand?

No more Afraid, of Toil

That seeking each day comprehension
Will not be rewarded with Truth?

No more Afraid, of Injustice

That destitute souls will remain
And they’ll never be place for us all?

In maturity

No more Afraid, of Iniquity

That Wisdom cries ‘lone in the street
And fools who hate Knowledge rule the World?

No more Afraid, of Catastrophe

That Plagues caused by human unthinking
Will never be once overcome?

No more Afraid, of Mortality

Of the Wretched who say “Life ends here”
And we never meet again, You and Me?

No more Afraid?

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