Fear moves us
with the power of a raging river
and it always has.
It wins elections and
Fear grows , like a bubbling yeast
leavening hatred, greed and power.
Just now, it seems we are afraid
of foes that have a very small chance
of harming us.
So, while we
the things we rightly should fear
are not given much consideration.
But, this is the time
we need to cultivate
Look a stranger in the eye
and see the image of God.
Speak up when you see prejudice.
Choose to work that courage muscle
On a daily basis.
Take courageous self- inventory
noting fear in yourself,
and it will
©Laurie Lynn Newman