Juan Olivarez

Freshman - 532 Points (september 12 / nyssa oregon)

Fear Poem by Juan Olivarez


Fear is a footstep in the dark,
Or the wind moaning late at night.
Whistling by the cemetary, like a lark,
When the darkness overwhelms the light.

Fear is when you walk alone,
And every shadow makes you cry.
You can feel fear freeze your bones,
And your raspy throat goes dry.

Fear can make you lose your sense,
And stumble when you look away.
Or run headlong into a fence,
Sweating buckets, as you start to sway.

Fear can dominate your heart,
And leave you frozen to the spot.
Manage your fear from the start,
Don't let your fear fester, and turn to rot.

7/22/10 Alton Texas

Submitted: Friday, July 23, 2010
Edited: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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  • Rookie Stormy Day (11/18/2010 12:55:00 PM)

    Very well written. It's apparent you've had practice to master your poetic sense. (Report) Reply

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