Day Six 100 Word Flash Fiction – Fear Itself

Fear itselfI never knew what fear was.
My father taught me you have
nothing to fear except fear itself.
I grew up confronting it, I feared no man
and no situation would bow me.
I was fearless.
Then I became father
and I learned what fear was.
Fear of failure, fear of not being able to provide,
fear of being unable to protect my child.
It humbled me; I became a better man for it.
I teach my children about courage,
I say it is okay to have fear,
because we have courage to overcome it.
It is a greater notion.

Nick Davis