|I'm Not Afraid
No, I'm not afraid, not anymore.
With my mind and spirit fine-tuned
to His word and overflowing love
fear flew out my world.
There was a time, and not a distant one
when I trembled before the rash, the rude
the uncouth and the overbearing.
I did my best to shun them.
I was wrong, for, I realized it was vital
to believe in myself to be courageous.
When left alone, friendless and slighted
His Voice lent me strength, His guiding
Light led me out of the bewildering, cruel
disillusioning and dark jungle of life.
In this short span of frail mortal existence
how wasteful my time will be if I still do not
speak truth or fear fighting odds knowing
my peace comes from dealing with crises.