Hope Poem

Overcoming Fear In Life

Reviewing my life and feeing that I've wasted most of it in fear of actually living it

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Finding Hope

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Published: July 8, 2017

I've always viewed life from the side lines,
Just watching it passing me by,
In the past too afraid to just let go and live,
And lately too tired to try.

I've envied the people around me,
So invested in living each day,
While I spent my time hiding out from the world,
And searching for ways to escape.

For most of my life, I truly believed,
I was here to help somebody else,
But now it's so clear it was just an excuse.
To avoid living life for myself.

It's sad that our lives and the pain we endure,
Can weaken our strength to move on,
But if we get lost in the scars of our past,
Without knowing our lives will be gone.

It's true people are disappointing,
They can turn in the blink of an eye,
But we can't avoid hurting each other,
When we all want a chance at this life.

But there's something I've learned through the wisdom of age,
A truth about all of our lives,
And that is no matter what path we each take,
In the end, we just want to survive.

So the time has now come to conquer my fears,
And to stand up and face a new day,
Let the hurts of my past wash away with my tears,
And stop letting my life slip away.

more by Pat A. Fleming

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  • by Sreelal K. Sreedharan
  • 3 weeks ago

Wow! I liked your poem, and I think I have also gone through something similar in my life. Our life has a purpose and whatever we have gained or lost in the journey of life has a valid reason. The reason may be unknown.

  • by Lata Bisht
  • 3 weeks ago

I can relate to this poem. My past didn't let me face the world. A ray of hope struck me a year after my graduation. That's MUSIC. I sink myself in it. Believe it or not, good music and great books can take you away to a brand new world. It let you enjoy your life and live carefree. I want to live life to the end of this world.

  • by Janice Smith
  • 4 months ago

Thank you so much for sharing this with me. That is how my life had been in the past. People can be their own worst enemy. With God's help, I have been able to want to live again. I hope that your poem makes people want to live for the future. I wish I had seen this a year earlier; it would have helped me a lot. I pray it is seen by someone who needs the hope to live again!

  • by Elena
  • 5 months ago

This poem describes how I feel in my life, and it's hard for me to express myself because I'm afraid. I'm trying to let go of my past that I have held onto for most of my life.

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