Fear Lies, You Rise

Fear Lies, You Rise

You must cultivate a sense of pronoia
in this world so prone to paranoia.
No one can do it for ya.

Overanalyzing is a killjoy.
You got to let yourself feel joy.
Just love and don’t ask why, boy.

Turn on a smile.
Run right into the wild.
Let joy into your soul awhile.

Fear lies. You rise. Fear lies.
You rise. Fear lies. You rise.

In both hands you hold a fist.
Raise two fingers
and plant the trees of peace.

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of nine poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She enjoys performing her poems at open mics and entering them in county fairs.