Jon Edward Walker

Rookie (6-26-1980 / othello)

Beautifully Afraid - Poem by Jon Edward Walker

I sit here,
not alone,
so amazed at the
purity of the piano,
it’s firm and soft keystrokes
driving through my brain
into my soul and deeper;
into a part of me I’ve never known
before,
the confusion of it all
is unwound
and I’m afraid
of what it will be.
it is beautiful,
and I am
beautifully afraid.


Comments about Beautifully Afraid by Jon Edward Walker

  • (1/18/2006 7:19:00 AM)


    I love the mystique to this poem. Its simple comparisons make you think of deeper things. Fear can be liberating, exciting and crippling, sometimes all at once. And, indeed it can leave things looking beautiful. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/16/2005 7:01:00 PM)


    when the mystery pops into
    the heart
    and stuffs wonder all
    through you
    take it
    take all of it
    yet fear of what may be
    found
    trembles the cells
    still
    how wonderful
    a fine poem
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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 16, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 30, 2006


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