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William Stafford - For My Young Friends Who Are Afraid

There is a country to cross you will
find in the corner of your eye, in
the quick slip of your foot--air far
down, a snap that might have caught.
And maybe for you, for me, a high, passing
voice that finds its way by being
afraid. That country is there, for us,
carried as it is crossed. What you fear
will not go away: it will take you into
yourself and bless you and keep you.
That's the world, and we all live there.

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Poet: William Stafford
Poem: For My Young Friends Who Are Afraid
Poem of the Day: Feb 5 2008

Comment 2 of 2, added on July 19th, 2014 at 3:12 AM.
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Comment 1 of 2, added on February 13th, 2009 at 11:01 PM.

This poem is so true: The fear you fear will not go away it'll show you the light and you will be found. You will have to face it sooner or later why not now.
the more you wait the longer you run

Sarai Flores from United States

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