You are too afraid to tame this crippling fear
Of what may happen if you dare
You resign to taking a backseat
And building castles in the air
You convince yourself you’re not good enough
This is as good as it gets
You tiptoe through life, casting your dreams aside
Shutting down your plans to dare
You think it’s too risky to leave the comfort zone
And dare all alone
You prefer to believe your self-inflicted wounds
You backed yourself into a corner, devoid of all hope
Intent on shrinking your goals
The years pass by, but you’re still restless
You backpedalled; now you wonder
What if I dare and find what I want?
You pay mind to the nagging thought: why not?
Bridging the gap between dare and forget
You’ve lived a succession of battles
Mostly fought in your inner terrain
You fabricated a gamut of excuses
Suddenly you wonder, if you were sick or leaving for good
Wouldn’t you ask yourself, Why didn’t I dare?
You still worry about those who love to find faults
They’ll ask you, “How can you dare?”
Tell them fear is your driving force
There’s no way except to fall and get up again
And when you finally dare, you feel like you’ve hit the right key
Put the car in the right gear
Steered the long boat safely to shore
It all falls into place; you were right—you can!
The time has come for you to dare
Be humble; you’ll get what you want at last
Believe; don’t accept one iota less
You have everything you need; now dare!
by Eliane Rabello