Living the Paradigm of Fear

Living the Paradigm of Fear
Living the Paradigm of Fear

In quest of paradigms to placate the fears,
humanity errs on the side of insanity,
as fear begets fear,
and faith is but a step toward breaking cycles,
to draw courage from our depths to face ourselves,
yet the mirror is harsh, truth wears a sting,
and so many accept fear as the demon they know.

The lightness of truth can only be worn by the free,
the unencumbered,
less worried about the perceptions of others
and only concerned with reality, for its sake,
and so humanity walks tethered to its own fears,
less able to wear life in color,
and eyes peer from the darkness to see light.

Worse, so many think they are free,
when truly they train delusion to service their lives,
to manufacture their chosen reality,
as if fear is the pillars on which life is built,
and sound its seems, for its strength,
when truly it sits upon a footing of sand,
a one slip, catastrophe.

There is no weight like fear,
a tethering of immense disability,
all decisions through its eyes,
and tainted a life within its bounds,
when freedom, at the expense of truth
awaits an open mind, true to life and
able to forgive oneself, to a guided path of betterment.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

4 thoughts on “Living the Paradigm of Fear

  • April 5, 2017 at 11:24 PM

    Fear surely is a hindrance to truth and reality, and keeps us from our intended paths. Nicely phrased verse, Tony. Oft’ I do a lot of thinking when I read your works, and it prompts me to go deeper into myself to work on issues that need to be resolved. Well done.

  • April 5, 2017 at 11:42 PM

    Glad it effects you so Phyllis, it is my hope that connection sparks some sort of self evaluation and perhaps some realizations. Take care and enjoy your day.

  • April 6, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Great poem, many are afraid to speak up and face the truth for fear of the repercussions.

    • April 7, 2017 at 6:17 PM

      Much appreciated Nithya, glad you appreciated the effort. Cheers!


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