Fearless, a sensation I used to know and welcome.
I walked through crowded halls and streets
not a single doubt dared to cross my path.
I radiated confidence
my head held high.
I looked strangers in the eye
my smile shined through a room
and my voice would carry that room.
I was not afraid
I was not afraid what changed...?
I hide from crowded places as doubt drowns me.
I now radiate hesitation
Avoiding everyones seemingly judgemental eyes.
My smile is dull
the person next to me can't even hear my voice.
I am afraid.
Fearful, the sensation I now know and welcome