Trepidation by Billy Charles Root


I’ve come this far and now, here I stand

At the edge of freedom and yet, in foreign



Within my mind commences, self-interrogation

To weed out the what if weight of trepidation


Freedom is just over there, take it, it’s yours

Why do I just stand here, what am I waiting for


Take a step or a leap, just walk out into faith

Oh but what if this courage is not real, what if it is fake


And here I stand at the edge, violently shaking about

Probably over thinking this and drowning in self-doubt


Griping ropes and dragging feet, heavy is my woe

First plank step and my heart goes calm, I will peruse this foe


Confident stride, hand over hand, step by step I close

Freedom side in the center of my eye, I ditch trepidation for hope


Upon the rock I lay my soul, salvation the reward

Not alone, an extended hand, always presently pulling me forward


© Billy Charles Root

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Billy RootAbout the Author

Billy Charles Root was born October 21, 1975, in San Bernardino California and was for the most part raised by my father In Rialto and Apple Valley California. In 1995 I moved to Oklahoma where my wife Tina and I have nine children combined and 3 grandchildren. I have been a professional automotive technician for twenty years now and I still am for the United States postal service.

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