Treasure Island

Ilana Sabio

(July 7,1998 / Brooklyn, New York)

Fear of my own fear


Is it possible to have one fear?
Can you be afraid of fear?
Am I hidding in the shadow of fear?
I can standup for myself but can't stand up to me

I'm scared of being scared
I want to find myself facing my fears
Diving head first into danger
But don't want to hesitate knowing,
fear itself might hold me back.

Grasping me tightly until I fear all that is known
Scared of dark corners, creaking noises.
All together I still fear, fear the most.

Ilana Sabio
9/2/09 5: 27 PM

Submitted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, September 02, 2009

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  • Kayla Sabio (3/11/2012 10:27:00 AM)

    OMG! ! ! ! ! ! ILANA how can u write like tht! u have a gift! p.s this is ur sis (Report) Reply

  • Claude H Oliver Ii (9/2/2009 9:06:00 PM)

    The impact of the first stanza is quite startling. You address a deep place so honestly and
    eloquently. You have seen this in the early stage of the journey of your life. By facing this
    now, you are preparing yourself for life ahead. I believe in my heart that you will do well on
    your journey. Continue to write. You have a wonderful gift. (Report) Reply

  • Almedia Knight-Oliver (9/2/2009 7:29:00 PM)

    A poem of great depths, keep digging...way down within your young soul, then grab that monster by the throat until you chock the life out of it! All the known fears you'll be able to handdle as well as the unknown ones. I love this line: 'I can stand up for myself but can't stand up to me'. Keep writing my dear I love you from my heart!
    From grandmother,
    Almedia Knight (Report) Reply

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