Why are people so afraid of making mistakes when it is proven that we learn from them?
A Sonnet of Fear
When life becomes a trembling world of fear,
you question every single move you make,
afraid your loving soul will disappear;
for danger looms, awaiting your mistake.
What hidden word will cause explosion's might
to back you in a corner of despair?
Your sole reprieve lies in the ebon night,
yet anger boils from pain he wouldn't spare.
Where love once dwelled resides a burning hate
as desperation's hand has gained control.
No longer viewed as your eternal mate;
to save yourself becomes the utmost goal.
Envisioning a pool of crimson red;
a knife within your hand; your fear is shed.
Jo Lynn Ehnes
I choose this sonnet to represent my big question because it expresses the emotions of fear that I am curious about. Why does making a mistake feel like its the end of the world? There are so many benefits of trial and error. Failure is a very good learning tool. "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."