Treasure Island

David Taylor

(3rd January 1956 / LONDON, UK)

Nothing To Worry About!

I don't fear nothing at all,
but when nothing becomes something
and it growls with sparkling pointed white teeth,
i shake in my shoes and
my legs quake beneath;
and i run and i hide and think darkly inside
and remember (as much as i can) ,
I don't fear nothing at all; and,
nothing becomes something
and that something is tall,
and it casts a great shadow
that blocks out the light,
('cause i'm small) .
Then i run in the shadows
and tremble with fright.
until i remember
(as best as i might)
It's nothing i'm fearing
(nothing, that's all!):
but it's dark in the shadows
with ropes that can bind,
and i can't clearly see
what it is that I find.
I think it's a poisonous snake
that can hiss
until finally i get that snake
out of my head,
and wake up to find there is nothing (to fear) ,
I am alone and there really is not
something else here.

Submitted: Sunday, July 06, 2008

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  • Viola Grey (7/6/2008 8:47:00 PM)

    what a great piece...funny how we know there is nothing to fear...but our minds hold the power...great work (Report) Reply

  • Emancipation Planz (7/6/2008 1:37:00 PM)

    oooh Planz2Fear Nothing AtAll tinks its time to change names.. tis good tho' no worries, be happy...
    *slithers away whilst slurping breakfast coffee* (Report) Reply

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