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Swirling, surrounding, filling,
I grow and
Consume you,
Too subtle to be noticed,
Too quick to be stopped,
I laugh
And mock you,

Yet hate myself.

I dance inside you as you age.
I lie asleep or barely awake when you are young.
Slowly, I wake up as you grow older.
And then I’m alert,
Always present,
Until the very end as I die alongside you.

I have power over you,
Controlling your every move.

But do not envy me.
For I did not choose my fate
And I would not wish it on any other,
For I have turned against myself.

Crash! I laugh when it rains.
Because I can make you quiver when you hear thunder.
Are you sure about him? I whisper in your ear.
Because I can keep you from falling in love to prevent a broken heart.
They’re talking about you, I prompt.
Because I can intensify your suspicions so you are paranoid.
I can make you fear anything.

For I am Fear.

And for that I fear myself.



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Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 11, 2010 at 8:12 am

its a good thing you listen to that omaxy guy-this is really nice and its creative the way you described yourself.i love the very last line too.  5 stars captain.

 

 
ashkash95 replied...
May 11, 2010 at 1:21 pm
thank you!
 
omaximov said...
May 6, 2010 at 8:35 pm
Yaaayyyyyy! I told you to submit this!
 
victoriaaxo23 said...
May 6, 2010 at 4:42 pm
This is SOOO AMAZING ! It's so deep and it has so much meaning to it.  You did an amazinggg job! (:
 
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