A FEAR TO OVERCOME
As I step from the bus,
deprived of sight,
walking I reach through the atmosphere,
my determination resolute.
Free me from my restraint,
the unconfined space in the atmosphere pervading.
A pleasant fragrance fills my nostrils,
breathing in the aroma of pasties and pies.
A hundred voices fill my ears,
different tones, some cheerful,
some suggesting sorrow, some anger,
so I exercise my mind in a positive way.
Adherent friend's from the past,
memories stored and recalled,
a reminder of life's rewards,
in which I can recall.
In every place, people mass,
I feel their presence all around,
walking toward me, suddenly I feel terror,
unlike I have ever experienced.
My dog beside me, at my feet,
his presence transfers some confidence.
"Oh why am I here?" I ask myself.
A brave decision to overcome my fear.
A resolution to face the unpleasant emotions,
caused by my dread of crowds.
"What is fear?" but of the mind, a restraint.
No my shackles cannot possess me.
My spirit will swiftly hasten,
moving as if through thin air,
unflinching, taking deep breathes,
my heartbeat slows, as I carry on my way.