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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Poetic Inquiry

Big Question:  
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."

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