Nontobeko Dlamini

Rookie - 52 Points (22 July 1989 / Piggs Peak)

Fear - Poem by Nontobeko Dlamini

Paralysis like the bite of a viper
Without mercy
Holds you prisoner
And traps you in its web
Like a spider

Fear shuts you down like a robot
For it is to hide from shame
To hide from people
To avoid the blame
And conceal the truth

Fear squeze you dry like a vampire
Leaving you pale and lifeless
You succumb at its feet
motionless
Like a tree struck by lightning.
It breaks your spirit into tiny pieces
Like a cup forcefully torsed against a wall.

In fear you feel useless
Like a boat
Whirled by a storm against a ragged coastline
Lost like a baby elephant
Seperated from its mother
On their long journey
To the wetlands
Hopeless like a rabbit
Cornered by a vicious pack of hyenas

So you retreat into that thick shell
Like a tortoise
To gather more strength
And take on the fight
To never backdown
Until the battles won
To be free
Free at last


Comments about Fear by Nontobeko Dlamini

  • Mary Mc Creath (7/10/2012 7:05:00 AM)


    Very well written you have expressed fear in a very deep way that makes me see it as something very poisoning to a persons system. Thank you for sharing this. Mary. (Report) Reply

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  • Swetha Vanakayalapati (6/14/2012 2:44:00 AM)


    its has got different images...that suited themselves into narrating how fear truly conquers our wisdom (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (4/29/2012 11:33:00 AM)


    WELCOME! To the Poetry World! Your poetic talent is clearly shown in this well crafted and poignant write that is full of rich words and imagery! FEAR, a terrifying word that has being haunting the human race for centuries! However, Fear can always be overcome in many rational ways! Everybody find his or her own way, mainly through a spiritual mean! 10+++ Thank you for sharing this beautiful write and keep it up! I just posted one titled: Fears Not More, check it out when time permits! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! (Report) Reply

  • (4/21/2012 5:19:00 AM)


    Great and wonderful poem.Keep the spirit high (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 20, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 21, 2012


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