Liars and Lions

I’m afraid of liars and lions
I’m not afraid to be a man
But I’m afraid I’ll be a lamb
I’m not afraid to love
I’m just afraid to hold your hand

I’m afraid I’ll become conceited 
I’m afraid one day I’ll no longer have the hunger to compete
At 22 I’m afraid my next 8 years will be the greatest
And that the following 55 will pale in comparison
I’m afraid I’ll become all the things I previously hated

I’m afraid I’ll no longer want to grow
I’m afraid I’ll no longer want to know
I’m afraid I’ll have an easy time falling asleep
But a difficult time falling a-dream
I’m afraid my life will become immensely mundane

I’m afraid I’ll become so risk averse that I’ll never reach my full potential
I’m afraid I’ll wait and wait and wait to the point that I never act
I’m afraid I’ll act a fool or out of character
I’m afraid I’ll stop working on myself
I’m afraid I’ll stop working out, stop lifting weights, and become overweight

I’m afraid of liars and lions
But most of all I’m afraid I’ll be afraid

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