Do You Want to Know?

A questioning poem

Dennett
Dennett
Mar 15, 2020 · 1 min read
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Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.

-Pema Chödrön

Fear chokes but does not kill;
We gasp but still breathe.

A moment freezes until motion thaws;
Silence takes command until words return.

Minds get muddled and confused
Until reason reclaims its territory.

In a panic, we run like prey,
Whether chased or not.

We hide in shadows, closets, and false personas
Until unearthed by ourselves or another.

Fear is the trigger but not the bullet
Fear is the push but not the fall
Fear is the question but not the answer

Fear is truth’s predecessor,
Leading the way to knowledge.

Do you want to know the truth?

In response to Quote Prompt № 10 from Samantha Lazar:

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I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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A Medium Notebook for Poetry, Stories, & Writing Prompts

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