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Scared of Success: a Poem
Reluctant at some thresholds of a promising gain
just a baby step away from a dream come true
a spell like a stage fright makes it all in vain
while so paralyzed with doubt we lose our cue.
Then life goes on with no opportunities in sight
or aren't we avoiding to notice their teasing
maybe we'll catch them later for times is not right
so we say to our conscience which feels enough appeasing.
At times we use acceptance as tactics of ignoring
saying how life is good exactly as it is
turning a blind eye to the life so boring
just allowing things to go as they please.
Now, isn't that strange that we are scared of success
dreading unfamiliar even when the known is hurting
even when the life is nothing but a big mess
we are scared of change, scared of converting.
Lulled into a doze-off in our comfort zone
tired of sameness but more scared of the new
with procrastination to which we are prone
so with yet another promise we go on with no clue.