We all have fears the difference is how we deal with the fear. Let these short poems about fear give you thoughts about how to overcome your fears, encourage you and give you suggestions on handling fear.
The feeling of fear is something none of us want to experience.
The Poets express their feelings by sharing their experiences of fear and how to cope with it.
A poem that discusses the feelings of fear and thoughts on how to overcome fears
you may have. Overcome Your Fears
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer
Fear is an unpleasant feeling
It can cause us to panic, sends us reeling
Many fears are created in our own mind
Causing us not to see reality as we are blind.
Fear can stop any progress
It can stop our success.
Fear has no use in our life
It can cause many a strife.
But you can overcome your fears
By talking about them with someone dear.
Someone you look up to and trust
Is a first step that is a must.
They may help you see more clearly
That what you fear is only
A thought in your mind that may
Never happen in any way.
Acknowledge and facing fear is the first step
To sending fear down the doorstep.
Relax your mind and your body
Focus your thoughts on the jolly.
Don't let fear control your mind
When you change your thoughts you will find
That your fear
Verses that remind us we are not alone. Trust God to help us through our fears.
When We Cannot See Our Way
When we cannot see our way,
Let us trust and still obey;
He who bids us forward go.
Cannot fail the way to show.
Though the sea be deep and wide.
Though a passage seem denied;
Fearless let us still proceed.
Since the Lord vouchsafes to lead.
An analogy using a babbling brook and how fear and doubt leave the brook.
Poet: Anna K. Thomas
Little rambling, sunny stream,
Round thee plays the bright sunbeam
Racing, chasing — never mind;
Doubt and fear you'll leave behind.
With thy dimpled smile draw near,
Into crease and crevice peer,
Into secret crannies look,
Laughing, babbling little brook.
Catching rain-drops as they fall,
Pressing through the garden wall,
Flowing, going everywhere —
Busy here and busy there;
Bounding, springing, full of glee,
Ever trending toward the sea,
Bold to enter every nook,
Gurgling, rippling, bubbling brook.
Whether you are a leader or are dealing with anyone in your family, using fear is
never a good solution to get others to do something!
Poet: David Bates
Speak gently; it is better far
To rule by love than fear.
Speak gently; let no harsh words mar
The good we might do here.
Speak gently. Love doth whisper low
The vows that true hearts bind,
And gently friendship's accents flow;
Affection's voice is kind.
A poem that reminds us of God's promises and how if we believe then we have nothing to fear
Poet: Frances Ridley Havergal
Standing at the portal
Of the opening year,
Words of comfort meet us,
Hushing every fear;
Spoken through the silence
By our Father's voice,
Tender, strong, and faithful,
Making us rejoice.
He will never fail us;
He will not forsake;
His eternal covenant
He will never break.
Resting on his promise,
What have we to fear?
God is all-sufficient
For the coming year.
In the King James Version of the Bible "fear not" is used 170 times. The poem below encourages us to fear not. It reminds us that
God is has told us over and over that we should not fear!
Fear Thou Not
"Fear thou not, for I am with thee";
Child of God, be this thy stay;
God, the mighty God, is with thee,
Yielding comfort by the way.
"Fear thou not" when want draws nigh thee;
Poorer he has fared than thou:
Can the stores of heaven supply thee?
Plead his promise, precious now.
"Fear thou not" when sickness falleth;
Healing balm will then be given;
Or it may be Jesus calleth,
Calleth his beloved to heaven.
"Fear thou not" when death bereaves thee,
When the loved can love no more;
He is near who never leaves thee;
He can soothe — he wept before!
"Fear thou not" when hopes have faded
And thick sorrow clouds the mind;
Though the light a while is shaded,
Know thy sun is still behind.
Many times the little things in life can expand into big things if we let them. A fear may start as a small thing but if we don't face it or overcome it we may find it developing into a major issue in our life.
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer
A fear can be a little thing
But over time, trouble it brings.
We can feel paralyzed
If not dealt with and recognized.
A fear can make us feel afraid
Into our life, it will raid
Taking away our happiness
Fear is not something we should dismiss.
A fear can bring anxiety
Impeding our purpose in society.
And the distress we may feel
May be in our mind and not real.
In your life do not let fear control
Push forward towards your goals
When you get beyond your fear
Your feelings will be full of cheer!
Out In The Fields With God
Poet: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The little cares that fretted me,
I lost them yesterday,
Among the fields, above the sea,
Among the winds at play;
Among the lowing of the herds,
The rustling of the trees;
Among the singing of the birds,
The humming of the bees.
The foolish fears of what may happen,
I cast them all away
Among the clover-scented grass,
Among the new-mown hay;
Among the rustling of the corn,
Where drowsy poppies nod,
Where ill thoughts die and good are born -
Out in the fields with God.