What fear says isn't true - poem about life

The Series


This series of inspirational poems about helping others is meant to uplift, inspire and wake you up so you can find strength when you need it most, discover solutions you did not consider before and don’t get swayed to the dark side of life.


The Inspiration For This Inspirational Poem About Helping Others


This poem was created to promote moral courage and the steps the German police recommends to take in moments we need to step up and help others in times of violence. When someone  bullies another or when one person gets harassed or racist comments are being made or someone is being kidnapped or a kid is being abused; there are so many situations when you need your moral courage, meaning your courage to step up for what you believe in, for what is right and against what is wrong.


The Poem About Helping Others: What Your Fear Says Isn’t True



…Don’t overthink what you should do,

                                   …Step up and get involved if something doesn’t feel right;

…What your fear says isn’t true.

…This feels like a deja vu,

…Get some backup at first sight;

…Don’t overthink what you should do.

…No matter who you run into,

 …Remember how they look like;

…What your fear says isn’t true.

…Even if you do have a different world view,

…Help the victim and sit tight;

…Don’t overthink what you should do.

…The victim will say thank you,

…Use your voice and bring the truth to the light;

…What your fear says isn’t true.


…Even if it happens out of the blue,

…Courage and truth are your birthright;

…Don’t overthink what you should do.

…What your fear says isn’t true.

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The Application Of The Poem


Which thoughts came up for you as you were reading this poem?

What suddenly seemed possible or became clear?

How can you use the idea of the poem to improve your life and the lives of others?

What will you do next?

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Helping Others Bible Verse


MATTHEW 5:16:  “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”


In order to let your light shine we need to show courage to express what we are afraid to say or do. The Bible tells us over 300 times to not fear yet we tend to be afraid. But being afraid of what other people think of us or what consequences we might have to face leads us to become cowards. I am speaking from experience. I am probably the biggest coward you have ever seen. That is why this topic is so important to me. I am done hiding from people’s opinion of me and choose to step up. 


Proverbs 31:8-9: “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”


This proverb demonstrates the importance of speaking up for others. It takes helping others to another level. Actually, in order to not have an excuse for not speaking up for others, I do have a pepper spray with me wherever I go. I want to make sure that I can defend myself in the moment I might need help after speaking up for someone else. I doubt I will ever use the spray but it gives me the confidence to step up and speak up knowing that I can defend myself. And if I cannot do it for whatever reason, I know God has my back because I do it to glorify Him and obey His Word.



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What your fear says isn't true