Posts tagged ‘Fear’

July 25, 2018

Cochi

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Deep ploughed grooves
reveal treasures between vines
broken pots, beads, loom weights,

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July 16, 2018

Mountain of Apprehension

by Nick Anthony

A somber fear grows deep down
That, ere I near the mountain crown,
Silent tears will slip off eyelash cliffs
And tumble down the deep abyss,
As flames lick and lame my knee
Forcing me to falter and flee
To hours of painful descent in defeat,
Beaten by gravity, compelled to retreat.
Gritting my teeth, head bowed in shame,
Drooped with the burden of bearing the blame.

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June 27, 2018

23:32

by Nick Anthony

Fear.

June 21, 2018

The Oak

by Nick Anthony

In the park there stands an old oak.
I know not how aged it is,
But it was here before I was
And it will remain long after I do not.

Every morning I pass by its thick trunk,
The oak waves its branches, goodbye.
And every night I drunkenly stumble home,
It’s standing still, in silent judgment.

Even when I dash past and miss its farewell
In the rush to catch the last possible train
To $9.50 an hour misery with no future,
I know the stoic oak is standing there,
Gayly laughing at my fleeting and meaningless struggles.

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May 23, 2018

Football Militants

by Nick Anthony

Flags as large as ships’ sails
Waive to and fro in solidarity,
Billowing with pride.

The masses—
Whose fully erect arms
Are only an open palm away
From a formal Nazi salute—
Fill the flowing tapestry of banners
With air warmed by their impassioned voices
As they chant and sing
The acrid cries of war.

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May 9, 2018

Break Away

by Nick Anthony

Brown petal falling;
White life now wilted, but free
To Fear and Tremble.

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February 8, 2018

HAIKU: WHY IS HE AFRAID

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Why Is He Afraid

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February 7, 2018

I Rise Again

by cmapillay

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“How can you rise if you have never burned? Ever baked a cake?”

Off life when you take

Dreams what you make

Fears that shake

Those tears can’t be fake.

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January 1, 2018

And So It Begins

by HemmingPlay

And so it begins, again,
that urge to shrink from
the cool touch of machines;
the hushed offices,
the looks of concern,
the competent compassion.
Maddening, imprecise precision–
“the blood test found something, we
need to do more tests…..
something’s there
on her scans…”
a blurry, thicker patch there,
spots on bone, lung, breast, too.

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December 21, 2017

My Old Book of Poetry & Prose.

by Bipolar Opposites

Please, feel free to help an aspiring artist, writer, poet, and musician achieve his lifelong destiny for success. Thanks in advance. Kyle T. Dibert’s Book of Poetry

December 21, 2017

Poetic Junkies

by Bipolar Opposites

Original KYLE T. DIBERT, DECEMBER 20th, 2017:

…shooting up the veins of the heart city, – a hundred miles an hour – as a a good junkie does well, and I can tell, that, despite admiration, I am fated for hell & yet oh well I don’t mind where all the ground fell while I was staring up at you through this miraculous well, and you were bankrupt before you decided to sell, and at your coffin, coughing casualties at commiserating children kissing flowers, praying by the hour, to not tower thus so high that one falls and usurps vitality, – power which dwindles stale & dwindles thus more sour; as if in high

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December 7, 2017

Limerick – Fear

by Venkat

She was an Amazon, nothing to fear

Rivers gave way, her step taps near

Mountains shrunk, melted cheese

Bowing down, low wild white geese

Earth quaked and ate her, no tear
image: rileystark.deviantart.com

December 6, 2017

HESITATION

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

It’s the kiss of death
to your dreams
and your hopes,
to new love
and adventure 

an instant thought
that explodes
in your mind

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December 4, 2017

#132 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

POETRY =

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October 10, 2017

Fear

by Venkat

*Alliteration Poem – Fear*

9th Oct’17  ~by Venkat

Feathers flayed, fumble feet
Fingers faint, flush fortunes
Faces float, float fires
Frozen fumes, faded feasts

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August 24, 2017

My Friend and Her Anxiety

by Renwick Berchild

Over and over on a Ferris wheel, she will not come down,
have her meal, will not admit that she is afraid
that the contraption revolving around her heart may one day die.

She’d rather sit there, all hours, observe the heights
and the tops of towers, reach her fingertips up as she drops
to brush the illusions, feel the felt and wool of a god’s eyelash
she dreamt of the night before.

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August 9, 2017

Fear

by Alanna

snake-2082037_1920The opposite of courage

The backside of love & creativity

Its tendrils approach from behind

Silently wrapping themselves around your neck

Until you are paralyzed

Suffocating in its sticky web

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July 11, 2017

Fickle Sanctuary

by Abigail Gronway

Please let me stay here
Don’t make me go
HE is out there

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July 5, 2017

HAIKU: THE SECRETS YOU KEEP

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The secrets you keep

in the shadows and darkness

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June 22, 2017

PAST

by Tanya

Past
Haunts me more
Than it ever did before
For it has a longer history to pour

Haunted
I stick to myself
Holding tight I wonder
More about the consequences
That could have been well mended

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June 14, 2017

SHE KNEW ME TOO WELL

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

 

She had no fear

that I would run

she had no shame

for what she’d done

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May 30, 2017

Love

by Nick Anthony

To think, you’re finally here with me!
After years of relentless, flirtatious banter,
Sometimes as playful as puppies, we were:
Other times more serious than a snake bite–
Yet ever fruitless my affections were.

Unattainably distant, you seemed to me.
A hazy speck just beyond the horizon,
Across the ocean of my life.
And I, stranded on my little island,
Couldn’t possibly build a smoke signal
Tall enough to alert your look-out.

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May 16, 2017

No Ordinary Love

by braveandrecklessblog

Inspired by You + Me’s haunting cover of No Ordinary Love


Reaching across

a distance

more formidable than

miles

fathoms

leagues

you reached out

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April 2, 2017

Wish A Better Future..

by Tanya

I stood by my will
To cheer my little
My darling wanted a gift
Which went off with a drift

To cheer my little
For she wanted more dolls
Those shells around
Had once fell with a sound
She wished for children to play
But they vanished falling prey

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March 17, 2017

That Feeling..

by Tanya

That feeling
of not being there
where you wished
to be

Of not being there
where your heart is..

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March 5, 2017

The Blanket

by scatterednotebooks

The blanket has been removed

stripped away

brutally

from my eyes

from my grasp

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November 7, 2016

Be Not Afraid

by Morgan

Be Not Afraid

.

Though the jagged edge of

Fear and Doubt

Fill the Heart with Trepidation,

Though the wrenching Memory of

Past pains

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November 2, 2016

Haiku on Trust

by Rhyme In Time

A relationship
Is closer when built on trust.
Fear builds calluses.