NaPoWriMo day 9

Today’s prompt was to write a poem that includes a line that we are afraid to write. There are many ways that I could respond to that idea, and this is what I came up with this morning. It starts out kind of depressing, but I have hope that I can be honest and work through fear, so the poem ends on a more optimistic note.


I fear to reveal the sham that I am,

The elaborate mansion built on sand,

I seek connection but fear rejection,

So I retreat in self-protection

Which itself is fake,

For it leads to more pain than I can take,

Distrust, worry, isolation,

Loneliness become abrasions

On the heart and soul,

So through fear I’ll follow honesty’s pull.

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