Daniella Ziworitin : Fear (30 days, 30 voices)

by Daniella Ziworitin


I couldn’t fathom what it was

I couldn’t decipher the emotions

All I knew was that it was building gradually,

Boiling, rising and about to pour out.


It kept me locked in a cage,

It brought me confusion

I didn’t know whether to turn back or keep moving

Everything was on standstill.


It spoke to me and I listened,

It laughed at me when I tried to run away.

It gave me a thousand reasons why I couldn’t leave,

It hid me and tricked me into believing I was comfortable there.


I kept on looking for my worth but it blinded my eyes not to see it,

This feeling lingered for too long.

I knew I had to stand up and defend myself,

Everything was passing by and I was just watching.



They say life is short but it never dawned on me what that meant.

Then I realised, it was in my hands

I had to do it, I had to decide

The puzzle was over.


When I discovered what it was

It no longer had a hold on me.

I said goodbye to my FEARS and it let go.


Daniella Ziworitin is a graduate of mass communication from Igbinedion University. Writing is her passion, she loves to inspire and help people with her write ups. She tweets from @ellelita.

 30 Days, 30 Voices series is an opportunity for young Nigerians from across the world to share their stories and experiences – creating a meeting point where our common humanity is explored.

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