Gems 8.43

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

On February 28, 2022, John celebrated his 14th month of sobriety. Today and tomorrow, I’ll be sharing two of his recent poems. Then every month on the 28th going forward, John told me that hopes to share new material to celebrate each anniversary of his new journey. Congratulations, JohnnyO! Thank you so much for your creative gifts and for your friendship over the years. ♥.

Hello Fear.

I know you’re there, you get me with that icy stare.

Though the time be day or night, I cannot run beyond your sight.

You call to me to pause, retreat. You beckon me to choose defeat.

On your advice I wouldn’t try, I make excuses, quit or die.

But now I know the secret fear, I am the one who brought you here.

I nurtured you, while all the time I did not realize

How sublime was my existence, my own being.

You’ve had it Fear, because now I’m feeling.

We might meet again. You might beckon now and then.

But I made you what you are today. I own you, Fear.

Get out of my way.

-John Olander

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