Before it kills you!


Recall the words of depression,

Fear is fear itself –

Nameless, unreasoning terror,

It bounds hands and feet,

Drags into the dark depth,

Gags, blindfolds, ties and,

Suspends from a height,

Hanging over the brink,

Of a giddy precipice,

The moment you let go,

You’ll be dashed to pieces,

On the rocks below,

Cling the rope which swings,

This way and that,

Don’t let go of life,

But only fear,

Cowards die many deaths,

The brave only once,

Effort to do away with,

Fear and worry…


Blacked out and modified version of an article “Kill fear before fear kills you” published in Times of India (Dated: 19th June 2012) written by Dada JP Vaswani.

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Brilliant! Would love for you to stop by my blog:

  2. zygerina says:

    Nice! Ike great work! 🙂

    1. Neeraj Kumar says:

      Thank you zygerina!

  3. ~Lady Day says:

    Nice writing yet again:)

    1. Neeraj Kumar says:

      Thank you so much 🙂

  4. soumyav says:

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  5. Prashant says:

    i don’t like the word “depression”…its more like an excuse of not being upto the mark (though a reality for some too !)

    but I love my brother’s verses !!! 🙂

    1. Neeraj Kumar says:

      I agree with you. Thank you 🙂

  6. LilMissJoan says:

    Oh the darkness shining light,
    NIce choice.
    It’s powerful

  7. Loved “you’ll be dashed to pieces”

  8. Insight says:

    Wisely written! 🙂


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