A Spirit of Fear


Fear creates anxiety

believing we are helpless

unable to control our future


Fear drives us to climb on board

riding the band wagon of distress

cheering as we careen toward the cliff;

Just like Thelma and Louise


Fear preempts good judgment

listening to our insecurities

believing in hopelessness

instead of common sense


FearΒ grasps for that last straw

knowing it will not save us

while denying the inevitable


Fear is the method of control

for politicians, religious leaders, and jihad i terrorists

Dictators, Presidents, Kings, and Priests

Why do we choose a spirit of fear

when we could have…

“…a Spirit of power, of love, and of a strong mind” (NKJV)

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

48 thoughts on “A Spirit of Fear

  1. I think your 3rd stanza is my most common fear Dwight … and of course we all suffer from fear, … a couple of great quotes from a couple of ‘greats’

    “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
    Nelson Mandela

    “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
    Marie Curie

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  2. So true. Reading this, and some other posts on fear, I am beginning to wonder if happiness and security can change mindsets built on fear. And think on what one can do personally to effect this change in society, even if it’s a drop in the ocean.

    Still haven’t got down to watching Thelma and Louise, so I couldn’t get the reference. It’s on my Netflix list. πŸ™‚

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  3. A powerful message of truth, Dwight! πŸ™‚ Much needed in our world today! Thank you for sharing this poem with us!
    I’ve learned from personal experience that faith and trust can conquer fear!
    So I try to keep faith and trust foremost…in high gear! πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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