Beyond Fear
Beyond Fear
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As Harper’s 10th book of poetry with prose, Beyond Fear beautifully addresses life fears and daily fears, both real and imagined, that we encounter and perceive as human beings. Typical of all of Dr. Harper’s creative books, Beyond Fear also contains insightful and inspirational quotes in a section at the end of the book. Examples of poem titles from Beyond Fear include “Courage Has No Fear,” “Beyond Fear,” “Our Greatest Fears,” “Suffering Can Be a Blessing,” “Living Outside Our Body,” “Intentional Happiness,” “Trials and Triumphs,” “Apology from Honorable Men to Woman and Girl,” “In Honor of a Beggar Woman,” “Don’t Be Afraid to Help,” “A Prayer for Courage,” “Letter to God and Ancestors,” “Words, So Essential to Our Lives,” “Which Way Is It to Sleepy Town?,” “Living Within an Oyster Shell,” “Emotional Freedom,” and “Do You Have the Strength To Be?”



Beyond Fear

Our Greatest Fears

Courage Has No Fear

A Prayer for Courage

I Smiled in Spring

Ode To Honor Woman

Of Personal Non-Intent and Content

In Honor of a Beggar Woman

Bagpipe in the Park

Words, So Essential to Our Lives

Strive for Excellence

A Prayer to Ancestors

Letter to God and Ancestors

Don’t Be Afraid to Help

When Time Stood Still

Something for Nothing

Trials and Triumphs

Choose Death or Life

Suffering Can Be a Blessing



Life Beyond

Don’t Overdo It

Living Within an Oyster Shell

Beyond Daily Fears

Free Your Mind

There’s a Train Coming

Dehumanizing of Humans

The Way of Your Destiny

Total Unselfishness

Advice to Vanessa on “Becoming and Being”

Memorial Tribute to Sean Taylor

Don’t Languish With Anguish

Ungrateful Receivers

Perigee vs. Apogee

A Prayer Against Blaming and Complaining

Do Not Fear a Messenger

Rebels Against Ourselves

Which Way Is It to Sleepy Town?

To Run or Not

Self-Centered Ones

Time Tests Us

Time and Change

Living in the Existential Moment

Intellectual Warrior

Death’s Summon

Things Do Pass


Tests of Life

Fearful Nations

Apology From Honorable Men to Woman and Girl

The Wisdom of an Arrow

Living Outside Our Body

Now Is the Moment

Time and Change

Ode to the Sun

Born To Be

“You” Ask Much of Me

A Humble Servant

Power, Beauty, and Thought

When the Brain Has Its Own Mind

Hold on

Wisdom Before Blind Courage

Time as Teacher

Don’t Die Angry

A Champion

Gates of Heaven

Emotional Freedom

Fast Food



Frederick Douglas Harper has authored more than 1000 poems. Beyond Fear is his 10th poetry book. His other poetry books include The Light Within Us (2008), Transitions in Life and to Death (2007), Poetica Erotica (2006), Spiritual Teacher Speaks (2005), Poems for Young People (2004), Love Poems of Frederick Douglas Harper (2003), God’s Gifts: Spiritual Writings (2003), Romantica: On Peace and Romance (1988), and Poems on Love and Life (1985, 2004). Dr. Harper has been referred to as a spiritual master by some of his readers and followers. His poetry on spirituality and love has been compared to the great works of Rumi and Khalil Gibran. Harper views himself as a missionary poet whose work is intended to provide inspirational, educational, therapeutic, and spiritual benefits for his readers.

            A university professor of counseling, international scholar, and educational leader, Harper has authored 18 books and monographs, including college textbooks. Furthermore, he has served as Editor-in-Chief of three major scholarly journals. His poems were read regularly on WPFW Radio, 89.3 in Washington, DC by the late Nap Turner for more than 15 years, alongside the poetry of the famous Langston Hughes, and his books have sold worldwide. Moreover, Harper has presented conference papers, public speeches, and lectures on hundreds of occasions throughout the United States and in numerous other countries.


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