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Use the Fear!

A little bit of inspiration for anyone that needs it!

By Paul StewartPublished 4 months ago β€’ 1 min read
Top Story - June 2023
Use the Fear!
Photo by hannah grace on Unsplash

If you're sitting there

Thinking, contemplating

If you're sitting there

Itching, shaking

Aching to share

Your truth, your soul

But scared

I know how you feel

Sure, it's freeing





It's frightening


Laying it all out

Letting people

See you

Know you

The "you" you really are


Don't let the fear stop you

Use the fear

Rechannel it


If you're sitting there

Worried about others

What they think

What they feel


Be brave

Be bold

Be open






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I appreciate all feedback! I don't bite. Just hope you enjoy or finding something useful/inspiring in my words.

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Paul Stewart

Scottish-Italian poet/writer from Glasgow.

I put myself into every piece of writing I publish.

A heady mix of experimentation, dark, light, emotion, heart, humour & more.

"Every man has a sane spot somewhere" R.L Stevenson

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  • Alfonse Battistelli4 months ago


  • Donna Fox4 months ago

    Paul this was another wonderfully inspiring piece again! You've really got a knack for this! Also, congratulations on Top Story! πŸŽ‰

  • MARIE ODEMS 4 months ago

    NICE WORK πŸ’œ

  • Gina C.4 months ago

    Yes!! Congrats on Top Story, my friend!! πŸ€—β€οΈ

  • Neesem Khan4 months ago


  • Shivani Parekh4 months ago

    Such a lovely and inspiring poem! Just the motivation I needed to keep sharing my heart on this platform!

  • Rebekah Crawley4 months ago

    This is so cute πŸ˜ŠπŸ’ž Thank you for the little lift!

  • Rachel Deeming4 months ago

    Great poem! Yep, putting yourself out there takes guts but here we are anyway. And Top Story is your reward!

  • JBaz4 months ago

    That was wonderful and yes, inspiring. Congratulations

  • Dana Stewart4 months ago

    Inspiring Paul! Thank you and Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Em Starr4 months ago

    Awww, Paul. What a beautiful motivational poem. Thank you!!! Also, I could swear I was already subscribed to you but apparently not, so I have now subscribed for more of this loveliness. x

  • Congratulations on your Top Story Paulβœ¨πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ“β—

  • Leslie Writes4 months ago

    So many buts. Thank you for the inspiration! Great poem <3

  • WOA4 months ago

    I love the structure of this piece and the way that you speak directly to the audience. Excellent work!

  • Real Poetic4 months ago

    Congratulations paul!

  • Lamar Wiggins4 months ago

    Excellent, Paul, my friend. So glad it made it to Top Story!

  • ARC4 months ago

    Paul this is * E X C E L L E N T * !!! One of my favorites of yours so far (love that you keep churning favorites out!) and so masterfully crafted. Outstanding work, my friend. πŸ‘ And I am so glad this received TS recognition! Truly worthy.

  • Naomi Gold4 months ago

    Fuck yes, I fancy seeing this here, and congrats! πŸ₯‚

  • Kendall Defoe 4 months ago

    Absolutely...and a great message for all the blocked talent out there... Great TS, sir!

  • Heather Hubler4 months ago

    Be free, what a concept not easy to achieve sometimes. Loved the inspiration in your words. Great piece and congratulations on Top Story :)

  • Caroline Jane4 months ago

    Sage advice there Paul. Nicely put. ❀️

  • I love this message so much :)

  • Cathy holmes4 months ago

    Congrats on the TS.

  • Wallace4 months ago

    Very nice, very inspirational.

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