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Sylvia Chidi

(Germany)

Fear


I smell it here, I smell it near
In our hearts, body and soul we wear
Fear! Year in and year out in full gear

Fear of death
Fear of rejection
Fear of loneliness
Fear of poverty

I hear it near, it stinks of hell my dear
In our hearts, body and soul we wear
Fear! Year in and year out in full gear
At times overwhelming and impossible to bear

Fear of being ridiculed
Fear of being single
Fear of being truthful
Fear of life always holding on to survive
Fear of change and what surprises it sprinkles
Fear of old age painted with priceless wrinkles

Let me tell it like Shakespeare
And make it plain and clear
Listen why be afraid of fear?
When fear itself can’t talk, walk, see nor hear!

Submitted: Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Edited: Thursday, January 06, 2011

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  • Ernestine Northover (1/30/2007 3:43:00 PM)

    Brilliant poem Sylvia, very powerful diction. Excellent construction and production. It was a pleasure to read it. I found it really fascinating and absorbing. Thank you for posting it. Great applause for this write.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

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