I wonder what you’re running from

always choosing to do the most wonderful things


when it doesn’t have to be that way

Is there just no room for someone else?

Or you make no room?

You long for the closeness of another person

yet you continue to push me away

You rush through these days as if they will never run out

and you spend your time hoping for better things to come

the whole while . . . you’re spinning right past it all

Are you afraid? Because that I can understand.

But fear follows us, so beware.

And be brave.

Or you will miss out on all the good stuff.

Categories: Poetry, Romance/Dating | Tags: , , , , | 16 Comments

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16 thoughts on “BE BRAVE

  1. Oh, isn’t this the truth?! Fear will rob you of so much life! Great poem, my friend. Hope your coming week is fear-free!

    • Thanks so much, Kathryn. Been a couple of rough weeks, but trying to work through them. I know you understand. Thanks for the note – I so look forward to them. xoxo Julia

  2. Beverly Peterson

    I think about this often. Fear robs us of life. Taking a chance on love is worth the risk. Great post, thank you.

    • Thank you, Bev. You’re so right. Sometimes we’re so busy running…in the guise of living…that we don’t even realize we’re doing it! Thanks so much for reading and sharing your thoughts. xoxo Julia

  3. Annie Hayes

    I love this! Really needed to hear exactly this – today, now! Thanks xo

  4. julia, it’s a rough two weeks but you get through it with such style, honesty, charisma! i love this!

  5. Love it !! Love it !! Love it!! True Julia !!…It’s so easy to be caught in a *stupid* fearful behaviour …It’s a good thing to notice it and step back ….Love ya!!xxxxx
    `*.¸.*✻ღϠ₡ღ¸.✻´´¯`✻.”Every human thought, word, or deed is based on fear or love.
    Fear is the energy which contracts, closes down, draws in, hides, hoards, harms.
    Love is the energy which expands, opens up, sends out, reveals, shares, heals.
    You have free choice about which of these to select.”~Neale Donald Walsch

    • Thank you so much, Chiara, for reading, leaving your encouraging words, and for sharing the most wonderful quote. I agree with the idea of the positive and negative energies, but I don’t necessarily agree with the part about it being a free choice which of these we live with…or by. Although we can consciously choose to think with an open heart and to approach life that way, sometimes we work against forces larger than ourselves; whether it be mental illness, early childhood abuse, etc. So, yes, I guess I agree that we can select love over fear . . . actually attaining that is often times beyond our control. Thank you so much for this wonderful sharing! It’s thought provoking and insightful! You’re the sweetest friend, thank you. xoxo Julia

  6. Absolutely amazing poem. LOVE! LOVE! Thank you soo much for writing this. It comes from the heart, and touches our hearts. 😀


  7. Thank you. Well done.

  8. Julia no truer words were ever spoken! Your writing and poetry always seem to touch those of us that read your blogs and makes us really think about ourselves and our world around us. Thank you for that!

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