Writing 101 – Day Seventeen

Day Seventeen: Your Personality on the Page

Today’s Prompt: We all have anxieties, worries, and fears. What are you scared of? Address one of your worst fears.

I am afraid…
I am afraid…
I am afraid…
I am deathly afraid of spiders.
I fear that I will not make it.
I have set goals I fear I may not achieve.
I fear that some people think that my accomplishments are their own.
So much pressure
Pressure weighing on my shoulders
My shoulders are in pain from carrying all these people.
I wish I didn’t stress at crunch time.
As crazy it sounds, I seem to do my best work under pressure.
I fear I can’t keep running on fumes.
I fear failure so much it scares me.
I have heard that failure moves you towards success.
I haven’t been in that space yet.
I’ve been disappointed in myself because I didn’t do the best I thought I could.
I am afraid…
I am afraid…
I am afraid to doubt myself.
I am afraid of discontentment.
I am afraid that I will become bitter and cold from the weight of discrimination and institutionalized racism that I face daily.
I fear for the safety of not just the men and boys in my family but all black men and boys.
I am afraid that too much has been done that we will never recover from.
I am afraid the reparations you seek will never be enough.
I afraid I cannot live up to expectation of the superwoman myth.
I fear that my humanity makes me empathetic.
I fear that I cry too much.
I fear that I am not enough.
I fear the echoes of loneliness.
I am afraid that my anxiety will become worst.
I am afraid…
I am afraid…
I am afraid…
I am afraid enough is enough.

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