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Fear Rushing Through

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My nerves are tingling,
my chest is constricting,
my shoulders are heaving,
my heart in my throat
as I attempt a sound.
I feel alive.

My throat is parched,
my brain is numb,
my fingers are stiff,

my palms are moist
as I try to slip away.
I feel cornered.

My ears are mute,
My eyes blind to the world,
adrenaline is pounding.
My breath is coming in pants,
my feet are poised to run.
I feel conflicted.

I see nothing,
I hear nothing,
as the blood rushes
through my veins.
The terror sinks in.
But I am

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insertcleverphrasesj said...
Jan. 15, 2010 at 3:08 pm
I love the detailed description - and also the ending, with the hint of defiance!
jr4words said...
Jan. 15, 2010 at 6:53 am
This is what I felt like when I went down a mountain on skis for the first time (and last!) time!
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