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. 

Something Lost

To lose something irreplaceable-
Is to lose a piece of your being.
This something, which has been with you all your life,
Is suddenly wrenched away, by unseen hands.
And life comes to a halt.

To lose something irreplaceable-

Is to lose a piece of your being.

This something, which has been with you all your life,

Is suddenly wrenched away, by unseen hands.

And life comes to a halt.
Never before has it occurred to you,

That this thing-

This thing you’re so attached to-

Could one day be lost forever.

Life goes on without it,

But something seems to be amiss.

So a quest for a replacement commences.

Something akin to it is found.

But, no voids have been filled.

The voids have merely been covered up

With fragments that easily come undone.
The search is continued in vain,

With an unrelenting hope

That the void inside you

Will cease to exist.

Unknowingly and unaware of it,

Life without the thing, seems easier.

Life continues.

And Hope navigates you through it. 

The Light

The light flickers, and I panic.
It comes back to life and my heart is at ease.
It seems to be dimmer than before.
I fear that everything may be lost
If I don’t follow it.
Yet, I hesitate.
I decide to sprint toward it.
With every step I take,
The flickers instensify, and so does the beat of my heart.
I can sense the warmth from the light.
A change of atmosphere is felt as I get closer to it.
It is an arm’s length away now.

I see a light in the distance. 

And, like a beacon,

It calls me.

It promises a better life,

A life of ease,

A clear future,

A clear path,

Laid out before my eyes.

So I take a step toward it.
The light flickers, and I panic.

It comes back to life and my heart is at ease.

It seems to be dimmer than before.

I fear that everything may be lost

If I don’t follow it.

Yet, I hesitate.

I decide to sprint toward it.

With every step I take, 

The flickers instensify, and so does the beat of my heart.

I can sense the warmth from the light.

A change of atmosphere is felt as I get closer to it.

It is an arm’s length away now. 
My arm stretches toward it.

I hold my breath as my fingers close in on it,

And everything darkens around me. 

The light diminishes, till nothing is left.

Reality comes back to me,

However, I feel like something has been taken away from me.

I take a breath to let it all sink in,

And I fall down to my knees.

A burden has just been dropped onto my shoulders.