Fear me for I am fear,
I lurk in your head and adhere.
I stay by your side making sure,
You doubt yourself and so much more.
I won’t let you reach your full potential,
That is my purpose essential.
I hold back your efforts sincere,
I can kill your dreams as they appear.
I don’t need logic or clarity,
I feed off your insecurity.
Every time you think it won’t be enough,
It is I whispering that it will be tough.
I know how to crush your spirit,
I do so every time I visit.
I don’t need an invitation to come by,
No matter what you want, there won’t be a goodbye.
You want to be rid of me but don’t know how,
You wait for my permission to allow.
But I don’t control my presence in your head,
I rise from situations that you dread.
I feed when you hesitate,
I thrive when you are unable to dedicate.
So find a way to stay strong through it all,
Even when you are pushed up against a wall.