Fear is just a pioneer
Leading our way into undiscovered territory
Making of us children at the feet of a great storyteller
Where colour has no rules and form is open to interpretation
And the unexpected is the stuff of life
And the trail leads on as the story goes
And the artist knows what we fail to imagine
But the ground is broken
And the sun is high
And the first faces will break the chain of habitual seeing
And the pioneers will break their hold on the living
And no more will the roots of tyranny determine our destiny
© H. Hennenburg, 1 June 2019Copyright protected by Digiprove © 2019 H. Hennenburg
18 thoughts on “First Faces”
This is a beautifully written and very wise poem. I love the idea of fear being a pioneer leading us forward, and breaking the chain of habitual seeing. We live in hope that tyranny will fail and fall, and that our tomorrows will be better. So glad you stopped by Poets United. You write so well.
Thank you for the comment and thank you for a warm welcome to Poets United. I was very glad to find you all!
Enjoyed the journey of this, the way that overcoming fear is also a form of going toward it.
Thanks, Chrissa! I appreciate you coming along on the journey.
Indeed the trail leads on, and we are not sure where it will lead. I am hoping – yes hoping – that tyranny will not control our destiny — or our identity!
I believe hope in action makes a difference. Thank you for hoping with me!
I like this aspect of fear… the raising to the challenges…
I think that how to handle the fear is what differs the pioneer from those who let themselves be ruled.
After all fear is what tyranny is all about isn’t it?
Well said. May we inspire each other to rise! Thanks, Bjorn.
Lovely poem. Fear can definitely instigate courage -depends on our choices I suppose and which fears lead us to disclose the truth of freedom.
Yes, I think much of what we make of our lives comes from making choices about the power we give fear and the roles in which we cast it. Thank you!
A strong and beautifully written verse.
Thank you so much. 🙂
Took me awhile but i got there… that was great!
Cheers to you! I think it takes most of us a while, doesn’t it. Thank you, ZQ.
Those last two lines read like a battle cry, one pumped by hearts that understand that the only way forward is freedom.
And don’t our hearts open up at the very mention of the word freedom? Thank you for articulating that aspect of freedom. A beautiful day to you, Magaly. 🙂
So may it be!
Here, here! Thank you, Rosemary.
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