Fear Poem by Sara Teasdale

Fear

Rating: 3.1


I am afraid, oh I am so afraid!
The cold black fear is clutching me to-night
As long ago when they would take the light
And leave the little child who would have prayed,
Frozen and sleepless at the thought of death.
My heart that beats too fast will rest too soon;
I shall not know if it be night or noon, --
Yet shall I struggle in the dark for breath?
Will no one fight the Terror for my sake,
The heavy darkness that no dawn will break?
How can they leave me in that dark alone,
Who loved the joy of light and warmth so much,
And thrilled so with the sense of sound and touch, --
How can they shut me underneath a stone?

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
John Spencer 111 23 August 2006

How can they shut me under a stone? - Opt for cremation! Feed the soil and the plants with your ashes. A beutiful poem to say the least--- Peace-

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 12 September 2021

Deeply poignant and moving poem. Fear and darkness are vividly captured in this marvelous write

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Nicole Settimi 13 February 2019

' Yet shall I struggle in the dark for breath? Will no one fight the Terror for my sake, ' - So touching. She feels so alone, defenseless, hopeless. ' The heavy darkness that no dawn will break? How can they leave me in that dark alone, Who loved the joy of light and warmth so much, '

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yummy 26 November 2018

My tastes like eggs

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Maggie nyamagu 12 May 2018

The poem is so mwaaah I like it

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Afrooz Jafarinoor 24 June 2015

A surprise ending nice poem! Childhood fears mingled with a sick woman's who doesn't like to die!

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Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale

Missouri / United States
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