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 five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents.
Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.

Author: D.L. Lang

D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents. Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.