Hugh Cobb

Rookie - 54 Points (29 January 1947 / New York, NY)

A Struggle 'Twixt Love And Fear - Poem by Hugh Cobb

Too oft in time
it seems a crime
to open up one's heart.
Comes into play
that which we fear,
from which we run away:
the fear that love will soon depart
& all abandon'd shall we be:
alone forevermore, drowning in a sea
of pain, remorse & self-pity.

So heed me well! Listen here.
Love comes not with a guarantee.
My friend, 'tis gamble all or none!
But if your fears do keep you safe,
you'll miss out on all the joy & fun
that risk & love alone can bring.
So take a chance!
Don't be a waif.
Let your heart dance
& spirit sing.
Love now, love more today!

(Copyright 11/27/2005)

Comments about A Struggle 'Twixt Love And Fear by Hugh Cobb

  • (2/24/2006 10:44:00 PM)

    'Let your heart dance and spirit sing' - what wonderful, freeing sentiments! Love your work. Scarlett (Report)Reply

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  • (12/10/2005 4:49:00 AM)

    yesss! a good poem. another way of saying what i tried to say in 'travelling at 44'.


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  • Cj Heck (12/9/2005 9:17:00 PM)

    Wonderful advice - you have to take a chance on love. There are no sure things.
    Nice work, Hugh.
    Warmest regards and respect,

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 26, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 26, 2005

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