Matthew Holloway

Freshman - 501 Points (10 June 1978 / Cheshire, England)

A Fear Through Words - Poem by Matthew Holloway

It is through fear I write this
Through fear I dare not speak these words
Or name the muse of who I pen them to
I hold a gentle and honest love to my heart
Such a love as yet untried and unknown
What good are my words when I cannot speak them
To my muse so beautiful so sweet, so divine
I fear I may lose them so completely
That I stay silent, bide my words so well
And watch with abject despair
My muse, object of my whole desire
Grow more distant with each passing day
And I fear I may lose all together
By speaking these words, these cursed words
I asked myself once, what I search for
Is it what I want or what I need in life
And there I saw my muse, a world of beauty
More than I could imagine or ask for
A gentle heart and loving nature
Those warm soothing eyes I look to
Do not see me as I would wish
I fear if they were to, see my innermost soul
My passion and my love for them
They would turn away and be lost completely
Which is why I write with fear
These words I dare not speak


Comments about A Fear Through Words by Matthew Holloway

  • Rookie - 301 Points Chris G. Vaillancourt (5/7/2014 12:46:00 PM)

    Flawless cadence in every single line here..Very wonderful work (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 6,169 Points Mihaela Pirjol (3/7/2014 3:23:00 AM)

    Your sweet words written, reflects the way I feel sometimes when I write.Great poem Matthew! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 7, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, July 8, 2011


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