Found Fears


Fear is the greatest motivator

It is an instinctually given part

The prowess of any dictator

It is the horse that pulls the cart


It taps into the hidden things

The scary we leave unsaid

Hope suffers from clipped wings

And is replaced by worried dread


As powerful as it may be

Useful in keeping us alive

Fear the greatest travesty

More than living, we should thrive


Politics make it a welcomed tool

To win our hearts by design

Fear is how the weakest rule

Captive to our own minds


Stay fast upon your own two feet

Ne’er let your fear take hold

Life is not found in the retreat

It is found in the being bold


17 Responses to “Found Fears”
  1. beth says:

    it’s all about fear, you are so right

  2. yassy says:

    Wonderful post, Brad. You have conquered it ., you have written about it so you are above the petty feeling of being overcome by any kind of fear.

  3. Your lack of fear has always been something I’ve found to be ultra-amazing. Here, I can hear you talk about it, but I have seen you walk the walk as well. I relax when I’m with you because I know you “have my back” – and for that time we’re together, I fear nothing!

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I “have your back” whether we are together or not sis, but distance does not allow me to physically protect as I would like to. But I can love you a ton from here!

  4. sudrakarma says:

    That second stanza especially….love it.

  5. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Bravo! So well said! True words and a powerful poem, great work my friend!

  6. Jim Borden says:

    well said, Brad. as a wise man once said, the only thing we have to ear, is fear itself…

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    To follow Jim’s lead, I’ll go with one of my favorite quotes about fear by Walk Kelly. “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” I think of this every time we prey on someone because their color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc., is not the “right” one.

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