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All these years,
So many fears
Have found a place deep within me.
Why do I let them choke me?
When they simply try to annihilate me.
But, there is always a part
Which fights back and voices that giving up is
Not in me.
So, I follow that voice of strength and reason.
And hope that in this
Eternity of mine,
I will always be known
For my ability to control
Fear of the unknown,
And of the unmoldable
Will forever be part
Of the human nature.
Inspite of my tendencies,
And finally, my fears,
I know that
I will fight back.
Give my 200%.
And hope that fighting
With your heart is
All my life,
Watching the humanity, world’s one great clue
Has been understood
Deeply by me.
Combined with passion and
Perseverance and oh yes,
Always somehow Manage to
Although that may not always
Be sufficient in every situation.
And this is held by me as the truth
When I see Passionate people fail.
This is what keeps me up at night,
When I think and ruminate
And find myself engrossed
In those thoughts.
What if I fail and lose my
Opportunity to succeed
By a very narrow margin?
What if I don’t even place
Myself at a moderate level?
Although I know that worrying gets me
Except add to my ever increasing worries.
And that I should always be positive.
I know that too.
And I have to hold my nerves.
That may actually get me
Well understanding and achieving
Are two completely different concepts.
Don’t even get me started on them.
Which is what I can only say.
Though I do have something to ask.
What should I Do to deal with my doubts?
Is there something crazy about me?
Or should I just brush them off as stress?
I should stop my rant right now!
But in the end.
I am left with more questions than answers.
Excess of queries than replies.
Which as you can see is
Not helping me.
People talk a lot.
Then give me advice.
But they don’t stick to it.
I did grasp that instantly
After seeing them lose their grip.
Well.. I guess I can’t really trust
Any one person or a single outcome.
The overall stats don’t hold for much either.
Because things never happen
Same way twice and all that…
After all that I’ve seen happen,
Maybe I should put a little
Faith in myself.
So I’m just removing all my concerns,
And the doubts that cause the
Along with my inner conflict and
Cause they never helped anyone.
I hope I’ve learnt something from my
Been there,done that status.
Like some great person I don’t know said,
“Hope strengthens.Fear kills.”
Logic says, I should stick to that quote.
But wheels are already spinning in my head
And I keep on thinking, ’What if….. ?’
Guess I should really just get a grip on myself. *sigh*