Ode to Fear

May 26, 2012
By callalilly15 BRONZE, Uniontown, Ohio
callalilly15 BRONZE, Uniontown, Ohio
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Amongst the deepest
darkness,
in crevices
of the soul,
you lie in wait.

Slowly,
slowly you rise.
Building inch by inch,
destroying as you go.
You freeze the world.
All joy
is still and

sh a tt er s.

Like sharp cliffs,
you pierce
waters of calm
peace.
You emerge,
scream
of terror,
of need.
A predator,
you feed on dreams
on wishes,
on futures lost.

You are an acid,
icy wind,
rawing all living flesh,
spilling tears
from tired eyes.

Most flee you.
Few fight you.
None command you.
You are drunk with power.
Your rage,
is corrosive.
The power you
clench,
a blizzard.
You are enemy to all,
Friend to none.


The author's comments:
I wrote this piece while reflecting on the many times in my life where I have felt trapped by fear. I really hope people can connect with it and realize they are not alone in their fight against fear.

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