Here I Stand

I stand in a field,

Surrounded by hundreds of my kin.

Brightly coloured and beautiful-

I attract the birds, the bees, and insects of all kinds.

The aroma I exude-

Draws many living things toward me, as they try to unwind.

Storms come and go-

Yet, here I stand, with my brothers and sisters,

Unharmed and unaffected.

Four-legged creatures, with vicious demeanours come and go-

Yet, here I stand, with my brothers and sisters,

Untouched and unmoved.

Days go by,

I grow,

I stand erect.

Nothing can ruin me.

Nothing can bring me harm.

I am immortal.

A two-legged creature wanders into the field.

All around me I see my brothers and sisters cower.

In an effort to hide and remain unseen-

They attempt to furl themselves, unnatural for a flower.

I stand tall in my place,

Ensuring them that nothing can harm us,

Not a living creature.

The two-legged being bends down-

Grabbing me by my lean stalk.

Terror runs through every molecule of my being,

Never have I been held like that.

I look around, as death tries to smother me.

Before I am able to warn my kin,

I ceased to exist.

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Future?

What does the future look like?

Does it have a light of its own calling out to you like a beacon?

Is it full of embers straying away from a fire that you have to save from dying out?

Is there a torrent trying to blow out the light from a candle?

Are you looking for a matchstick that can light up the path?

Or, is there a darkness that seeks to swallow you whole?

Tomorrow is inevitable, it is looming on you,

Action has to be taken,

What do you do?

Do you follow a path that has been laid out for you?

Do you take the road less tread on?

Are you going to walk through the valley of the unknown?

Or, will you dig through the earth and create a new path for others to follow?

Fear

The fear of what lies beyond this world-
That, is the greatest fear of all.
It is the one that inspire people to live,
To continue living,
And, to do what we can to stay alive.

An unknown force drives us to do something.

It could either be fate, or faith that pushes us.

It could even be love, or hope that does it.

Or it could be fear that does the job.
The fear of doing wrong-

Pushes people to do the right thing.

The fear of disappointment-

Encourages people to work harder than ever.

The fear of losing someone-

Prompts people to do things they never imagined they could.

Fear also makes people cheat, and lie. 

The fear of getting caught doing something wrong-

Compel people to lie about it.

The fear of facing consequences-

Provoke people to cheat their way through life.
The fear of what lies beyond this world-

That, is the greatest fear of all.

It is the one that inspire people to live,

To continue living,

And, to do what we can to stay alive.