Feet To The Fire


My feet put to the fire

In a situation that was dire

Overcame a fear because I was needed;

Then came more tests

to show I was blessed

and then those calls were heeded.

I hadn't much driven

'cause in fear I was living

It had the power over me;

So I did just fine

Had some help from divine

No panic, just drove calmly.

Still I'm doing day by day

Sometimes going out of my way

To make sure things are getting done;

Proud I can drive so far so soon

Thought I'd be singing a different tune

But this battle has not yet been won.

  • Author: Christina (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 25th, 2017 00:13
  • Comment from author about the poem: Quickly overcoming my fear of driving. Whether I'd like to or not. It speaks to my poem, "rise above"
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  • Views: 35


  • Michael Edwards

    My daughter suffers from this - she passed her test but somehow is so afraid and anxious about driving - she will do anything to avoid getting behind the wheel. great write Christina.

    • Christina8

      Well I've only suffered from this for two years with no explainable cause. Thanks for the read and compliment, Michael!

    • orchidee

      A fine write. Keep driving there Christina!

      • Christina8

        I will, Orchidee! Thanks for the read!

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        "We shall overcome ~ we shall overcome ~ we shall overcome someday ~ deep in my Heart I do believe ~ You WILL OVERCOME SOMEDAY ~ AMEN ! Gosh Angel ~ POLE POSITION ~ AWESOME ! You are such an inspiration to us all ~ because you share all your Trials & Triumphs with such positivity ! Americans Live in their cars so AUTOPHOBIA is a real problem to be OVERCOME ! We all WALK in the UK ! We all have PHOBIAS Angel ~ But with resolve and help from our Friends & GOD ~ WE SHALL OVERCOME TODAY ! Thanks for another challenging POEM for your beautiful heart ! HUGS of encouragement ~ BRIAN ~ Your very best MPS Friend !

        • Christina8

          Well, I don't mind being a passenger! But yes, I shall overcome! Thanks for your encouragement, Brian!, I really appreciate it! Your bestie---Sisterly hugs, Christina

        • Syd

          Embrace the fear Christina, it may keep you safe lol. Seriously though I know what it's like after you've just passed your test you've just got to get on with it. Good luck - Syd

          • Christina8

            I'm in my thirties and have been this way for a few years for no reason. Just have to overcome it. Thanks for the good luck, Syd! I appreciate the read and feedback!

          • SunSearcher

            Well done, on the poem and overcoming fears. Keep the faith and persevere!


            • Christina8

              Thanks for the compliment and I assure you I will do as you say, keep the faith and persevere! I appreciate your reply!

            • WL Schuett

              Hope you keep overcoming your fear as it’s so important to be mobile on your own , good for you !

              • Christina8

                Thanks Bill! Yes, definitely important to be on my own, and it is getting easier and easier with time, though I just kinda got thrown into it not too long ago. Just got to drive everyday. I appreciate the read and the kind feedback!

              • FineB

                Hi Christina,

                Many thanks for your poem.

                Great stuff.

                Keep writing

                • Christina8

                  Thanks FineB, it is appreciated!

                • Laura🌻

                  I love the way you penned this poem to tell us, the readers, about the fear of driving!
                  I applaud you Christina! You’re much more brave than I was at your age to drive! Drive every chance you get! The more you drive, the more confidence you’ll build! Drive and be safe!

                  • Christina8

                    Well I'm in my thirties and have just had this problem recently. I'm trying to 'rise above' this issue and get on with my life, but it is difficult. Thanks for your read and reply!

                    • Laura🌻

                      My daughter is thirty-nine and doesn’t drive...in California!! She uses her driver’s license for ID purposes only!
                      My son on the other hand is the total opposite! Started driving at sixteen! Two children from the same parents! Go figure!!

                    • 2 more comments

                    • Tony36

                      Well written and expressed

                      • Christina8

                        Thanks Tony!

                        • Tony36


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