Ciaran Carson

Fear - Poem by Ciaran Carson

I fear the vast dimensions of eternity.
I fear the gap between the platform and the train.
I fear the onset of a murderous campaign.
1 fear the palpitations caused by too much tea.

I fear the drawn pistol of a rapparee.
I fear the books will not survive the acid rain.
I fear the ruler and the blackboard and the cane.
I fear the Jabberwock, whatever it might be.

I fear the bad decisions of a referee.
I fear the only recourse is to plead insane.
I fear the implications of a lawyer's fee.

I fear the gremlins that have colonized my brain.
I fear to read the small print of the guarantee.
And what else do I fear? Let me begin again.

Comments about Fear by Ciaran Carson

  • (9/9/2016 10:44:00 AM)

    Do you think he is frightened? Maybe somebody should write one starting each line with I don't fear. (Report) Reply

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  • (6/21/2007 8:02:00 PM)

    I have three words for you.....I like it (Report) Reply

  • (9/28/2006 4:06:00 PM)

    Excellent great rhythm (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003

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