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FEAR.

I trembled in darkness, ashamed and alone
My cold, loveless heart was as hard as a stone.
Too frightened to venture outside in the light
Yet hating each moment of this endless night

The demons were whispering lies in my ears
Confounding my doubts and confirming my fears.
I wanted to die and to end all the pain
But ‘twas then that I heard a voice calling my name

“Fear not” the voice said, and I looked all around
Trying vainly to discern the source of this sound
No one could I see, and I thought in despair
“I only imagined that someone was there.”

But again the voice boomed, and it lit a small spark
In my heart where so long there’d been nothing but dark
“Where are you?” I cried, still suspecting some trick
And I peered through the blackness that pressed in so thick

From deep in the shadows a figure came toward me
With kind eyes that knew me and saw who I could be
With a robe white as snow and a face pure and loving
He held out His hand to me, though I was nothing

Then the door opened wide and the light shone in brightly
But this wasn’t a choice that I could take lightly
“I’m too scared” I whispered, my face wet with tears
“Then trust me” He said “and be free of your fears.”

I took one step forward, my heart beating fast
Hope sprung up anew. Would I be free at last?
Bathed in sweet sunlight and breathing fresh air,
Knowing my Hero would always be there,

This was perfection, such sweet paradise
Freedom at last from fear’s cold, clinging vice




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AVERAGE said...
Feb. 27, 2011 at 2:34 pm:
TRULY AMAZING I VISIONED MY HERO TOWARDS THE END I FOUND IT VERY DEEP AND MEANINGFUL . . . .VERY IMPRESSIVE
 
Vanquisher This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 19, 2011 at 8:09 pm :
Thanks so much for the encouragement! I will be adding another poem pretty soon. It's sort of a story in limerick form, so if you liked this one,feel free to check it out.
 
AVERAGE replied...
Mar. 23, 2011 at 2:01 pm :
I'D BE GLAD TO YOU! =)
 
AVERAGE replied...
Mar. 23, 2011 at 2:04 pm :
I'D BE GLAD TO! =) I'M NOT RELIGIOUS SO TO ME THIS POEM WAS WAS JUST A VISION OF MY HERO IN MY LIFE BUT I'M STILL VERY IMPRESSED
 
Vanquisher This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 29, 2011 at 9:05 am :
yeah actually, I'm not religious either, cause that's not what it's about :)
 
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htrae22 said...
Feb. 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm:
I live this soo sweet and protraces G.od prefectly i love it it almost made me cry
 
Vanquisher This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 19, 2011 at 8:10 pm :
Strangely enough, it makes me cry too lol. God is so great!
 
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