Saturday, October 15, 2022

OctPoWriMo Day 15


If you look up the meaning of "fear," you'll find several lists of acronyms in addition to definitions. Two of my favorites are Face Everything and Respond and Face Everything and Rejoice. Fear is such a powerful emotion and absolutely has its place, but sometimes our fears can prevent us from reaching our goals. How can we use this as a tool rather than a hindrance?

I found an article that offers tips for dealing with fear and anxiety. Here are some suggestions the site lists:

 Avoid avoidance
Promote positivity
Find meaning

I find comfort in each of these and know that I'm certainly guilty of employing Avoidance as a tool instead of facing things that make me uncomfortable. I'm an expert in finding the positive any any situation, so much so that my children tell me that I live in Sunshine and Rainbow Land (I tell them I love it here). But using positivity to face fears is a twist for me. I suppose that lessens some of the power the fear holds. Finding meaning is what it is all about. What is the fear representing? What's behind it? What can I learn from it?

Today's prompt is Surrending Fear. What happens when we give ourselves permission to let go of fears or even embrace them? Is there a trade-off? What is the reward? How can this be a tool to move yourself forward?

Word Prompts: 

Suggested Poetry Forms:

Remember, our prompts are only suggestions, you can find your inspiration wherever your muse leads you. Please visit the other participants, share the hashtag, #OctPoWriMo on social media, and share your link in the comments below. Let us know how this journey into poetry is going for you and if this is your first year or if you have been with us from the beginning.


  1. Today's poem, "The Sun Defeated, Shadows Form"

  2. Todays poem for Saturday #enjoy :

  3. I suppose fear could be interpreted quite broadly, as in fear of not making it through the stroll? It was a true fear, even if the beauty of the day made me really want to be outside!


  5. Todays Poem for Sunday :

  6. Today's contribution for "Avoid."


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