My Current Greatest Fear

I'm not afraid

Of anything,

Of shadows,

Or of noise,

Of ghosts and screams

That haunt the dreams

Of foolish

Younger boys.

Everyone's afraid

Of something

But no, I say,

Not me,

And yet there may

Come a day

When I'm forced

To agree,

For I realize

No-one's perfect,

And if they are,

I'm not,

And I may one day

Be face to face

With whatever

Fear I've got,

And if I one day,

Am staring

At whatever,

It is I dread.

I hope I'll manage

To hold my ground

I hope

I'll keep my head.

I hope I'll win

My battle

Just by playing

It by ear

I suppose my fear

Of losing

Is my current

Greatest fear.