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Dancing #40

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I am not ashamed to admit that I was afraid.
I know fear, I understand fear.
I've faced fear, I have fought it many times and each and every time I've prevailed.
I have stood shoulder to shoulder with other men who, in churning silence, fought their own battles with fear.
I've stood alongside them beside the trench ladder waiting for the whistle to advance while bullets whirred overhead and the surrounding earth exploded with furious shells. We all knew those sounds could be the last we heard, but we stood together.
And, together, we wrestled our fears into submission.

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