Do You Ever Get Tired of Being Afraid?

Do you ever get tired of being afraid?
Holding on because you’re afraid?
Living the way they want because you’re afraid?
Holding up this perfect image because you’re afraid?
Following all their rules because you’re afraid?
Hating yourself, your life, because you’re afraid?
Living for them, to impress them, because you’re afraid?
Being controlled because you’re afraid?
Being addicted because you’re afraid?
Being silent because you’re afraid?
I do.  I get tired of being afraid.
I AM TIRED of being afraid.
And that’s why I’m doing this.
That’s why I quit.
That’s why I let go.
Maybe you’ll get tired one day too.
Then you’ll understand.

-Sonja Jackson, OpenHeartTin

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