Fear of…

For the fear of death,
I once loved life.
For the fear of life,
Now I love death.

For the fear of truth,
We love lies…..
For the fear of success
We love failure…
For the fear of failure,
We love success.

For the fear of self,
We seek company,
For the fear of others,
We seek to be aloof.

Whenever this fear is gone,
We will be relieved forever.

Shashikala Sasidharan

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About Shashikala Sasidharan Elambakkattu

Shashikala S. is Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Rutgers University, USA working on developmental genetic and cellbiology. She has a doctorate in Proteomics and Cell Biology (Bio-technology) from Rajiv Gandhi Centre of Biotechnology (DBT), INDIA. And is actively involved with academic research, but poetry and painting are her passion. She writes on the realms of cosmic spirituality,nature's mysticism and egalitarian philosophy. Her poems have been published Kannur University Magazine, Tellicherry, Kerala and in anthologies 'Resonance" by "Poets Artists Unplugged" and "Across The Way" and at https://www.facebook.com/shashikalapoemsandthoughts/

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