The Present Moment


I used to be scared
not how one is scared of not being able to
breath after the wind is knocked out of them
or the feeling that you're falling as you drift off to sleep

I used to be scared
not how one is scared of oblivion
or being remembered for something they did wrong

I used to be scared
of not speaking up
even though I should have

I used to be scared
of not blending in enough
even though I should have strived
to stand out

I used to be scared
of reaching the end of my life
and wanting to do so much more

I used to be scared
but now I am not
I speak up
to express my feelings
I stand out
since I'm being myself
I live my life in the present
so I can enjoy the life I have now