He was afraid to publish this, but he did anyway.
He was a coward since seventh grade. Shaking with fear he made a pass at the most popular girl in seventh grade and got the COLD shoulder. He didn’t have the courage to ask THAT OTHER girl to a dance his freshman year in high school, but he did. He didn’t want to go away to college to try to be a success, but he went.
He was drafted and was afraid to go to jail. It was much easier to fight. He wanted to start a protest when four died in OHIO but he was afraid to lead. He wanted to lead a State wide strike, but he was afraid. He wanted to protect the children, but took the money instead. There are a few other things he wants to do, but he is afraid…
of disappointing and hurting others. He tries to be obedient and not sulk. He wants to make all of you happy, but he is afraid he cannot.
He is mostly afraid of tomorrow. Afraid he will disappoint.
Why could Joe Hill be brave?