In response to prompt : Premonition
While walking down the street one day from school,
I had a premonition the biker looking like a fool,
I feared would knock me down and make me fall,
My intuition was right he lost control and I did fall.
The shopkeeper saw it and scolded him wildly,
‘If you can’t ride a bike leave it home,’ he said loudly.
After that accident I have lost my trust on bikers,
What if this biker also knocks down a hiker!
In response to daily post’s prompt : Doubt
My years as a teenager and later an adult not a day passed when I was not in doubt of something. Before any exam I’d hold on to the question paper and after reading all the questions, I’d fear that none of the questions asked I’d be able to answer.
Slowly I’d sit straight and tell myself, ‘I studied the subject, why does it appear I never saw these words. Then my inner self would wake me up and whisper, ‘Ranu you have three hours to answer six questions, start writing, do not hand over your empty booklet, because if you fail, your older brother will marry you off to a farmer, you’ll be stuck in a village and cry day and night.’
Was this a warning? I knew because Dad passed away, my brother would really do this awful thing to me, and Mom would say nothing. I managed to write my exams, I had no clue what the result would be and added to this was my lack of confidence.
Two days before the results came out, I’d start praying asking God to please help me pass, I don’t remember this but I must have promised I’ll study harder for my next exam. God probably thought, ‘this is what humans do, they pray to get out of trouble and when they are successful, they forget the promise and go back to their laziness.’
Limerick Challenge, Week 40 : Fears
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I haven’t been able to conquer my fears
I am scared of bull dogs, and those black bears
Some day I hope
I will not mope
And will be free forever of these fears!
How would your life be different if you were incapable of feeling fear? Would your life be better or worse than it is now?
I’m not sure how my life would be without fear. I know this much if I wasn’t afraid of anything, I’d do things that I normally wouldn’t do.
To me the fear element in me keeps me from doing things that are dangerous. I wouldn’t buy things on credit if I know I will not be able to pay my bills. I wouldn’t go for a walk in the middle of night in a strange city. I am very cautious which I feel is good for me.
Then again certain things happened in my life makes me afraid of dogs. It happened when I was very young,my sister wrote a note to her friend and gave it to me to take it to her. It was early evening, the friend lived close by, I mistook someone else’s house as hers, and walked along the driveway, I saw a bunch of dogs on the front veranda, somehow I suddenly got scared and felt they might come after me. I started walking backwards all the while watching them. The dogs thinking me to be an intruder, jumped down, barked viciously and came towards me, I was so frightened I kept running and screaming. That was the day, fear of dogs was permanently entrenched in my mind. I haven’t been able to overcome this fear.
I guess if I didn’t face this fear of dog at such an early age, I wouldn’t be afraid of dogs.
Then a rich man said:
Speak to us about giving:
And he answered : You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself you truly give.
For what are your possessions but things you keep and guard for fear you may need them tomorrow?
And tomorrow what shall tomorrow bring to the over- prudent dog burying bones in the trackless sand as he follows pilgrims to the holy city?
And what is fear of need but need itself?
There are those who give little of the much which they have–and they give it for recognition and their hidden desires makes their gifts unwholesome.
And there are those who have little but give it all. These are the believers in life and the bounty of life, and their coffer is never empty.
You often say, “I will give but only to the deserving,”
The trees in your orchard say not so, for to withhold is to perish.
Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and his nights is worthy of all else from you.
And you receivers-and you are all receivers -assume no weight of gratitude lest you lay a yoke upon yourself and upon him who gives.
For to be overmindful of your debt is to doubt his generosity who has the free-hearted earth for mother, and God for father.
To be continued 🙂
Do you thrive under pressure or crumble at the thought of it?Does your best stuff surface as the deadline approaches or you need to iterate,day after day to achieve something you’re proud of? Tell us how you work best.
I do not have a specific pattern doing my work. Sometimes I work best under pressure such as deadlines, I feel scared of them, not being able to meet them, is my worst fear. It depends on the type of deadlines.
Once I was applying for a scholarship, there was a specific deadline or else my application would be rejected. I knew my application had to go through the Principal of the school where I was working, I knew he will slow down the process so my application reaches late and I’d be disqualified. I got in touch with the secretary who was handling the applications, I asked her if it was possible to send my application to meet the deadline, so if the school delays it, I’d still be considered . She told me it was perfectly all right that I am allowed to send it. I sent my application and I was glad I took that route. My Principal was not in favor. He told me,”Why are you applying for this, we will send you after two years?”
I knew it wouldn’t happen, I believe in the phrase,”A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.”
I’m glad I did what I thought was the right thing to do. I am always glad I thought of sending my application earlier.I was awarded the scholarship which I wanted so badly. Sometimes it needs a bit of creativity to handle deadlines!
People are afraid of all kinds of things: Spiders, the dark or being enclosed in small places. Tell us about your greatest fear—rational or irrational.
I’m afraid of all the things mentioned above, but the dark is something I was always afraid of. Even when I’m sleeping if the power is off, I wake up and have difficulty breathing, it’s been there since I was very young, I could not sleep in a dark room.
During the winter when we have a snowstorm I am always scared because there is the danger that the power might go off. I keep a lantern and a flashlight near my bed.
What is the thing you’re most scared to do? What would it take to get you to do it?
There are quite a few things I am afraid to do, one of them is cooking for a large number of people, I fear if the food is not tasty, there’ll be criticism coming from the invitees, this is one thing I fear the most. I do not take criticism lightly, it bothers me for a long time.
I have invited a large number of people for dinner a few times, it is the feeling whether they’ll like my cooking or not is one I find difficult to deal with.
If you normally write non-fiction, post a photo. If you normally write fiction, write a poem.If you normally write poetry, draw a picture.
I’ve traveled far and wide
But never could I hide
My fear of people who sigh
Because I didn’t know why!
So I looked up in the sky
To get my answer
All I saw was a bunch of cloud
That made a sound so loud
It made me twirl round and round!
I met a man who claimed to have the answer
They sigh to refresh their breath he said
I didn’t believe it
But they all said, that is it!
I will never get my answer
So now I think I have no fear
Why should I care if they sigh
There could be a million reason why!
How would your life be different if you were incapable of feeling fear? Would your life be better than it is now?
Fear is one word that ruins my life, I always have to think of so many things before I decide to do tasks that are too complex, one fine example is I don’t go out in the evening, the reason is I’m afraid of all those witches,warlocks and night riders that might be lurking on the streets, the alleys,in the corner, on top of houses, you name it they’d be there.
This is only one aspect, then there are others who may think why am I out there in the evening, I know it’s none of their business, but they are nosy, cannot use their time wisely, so back biting is what they do.
Yes if I can rid fear off my vocabulary, I’d be better off.
My life , I cannot complain couldn’t be better with or without fear, I’m happy, I’m not interested to change anything.