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I Am Afraid
I Am Afraid of Nearly Everything
Meditation

I am afraid of nearly everything:
of darkness,
hunger,
war,
children mutilated.

But most of all, I am afraid of what I might become:
reconciled to injustice,
resigned to fear and despair,
lulled into a life of apathy.

Unchain my hope, make me strong.

Stretch me towards the impossible, that I may work for what ought to be:
the hungry fed,
the enslaved freed,
the suffering comforted,
the peace accomplished.

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