Fear

Rating: 4.0

Shadows in the dark
They're keeping me awake
So I sleep with the light on
Please lock the door behind you
And bolt the windows tight
Silence can be deadly
Especially at night
You scare me half to death
Making me bolt down the stairs
I'm so scared
But of course no one cares
Noises stir at night
Making me jump right out of bed
I run down the stairs
Everyone is dead
I wake up from this nightmare
Screaming and drenched in cold sweat
Fearing you and everything
Is my one and only regret

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Adam Mckim 25 March 2012

ah, the nightmares. I've had them just as you described here.

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Malini Kadir 28 June 2012

how true, .........death....in nightmares can really frighten daylights from you......

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Malini Kadir 28 June 2012

how true, .........death....in nightmares can really frighten daylights from you......

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Kaila George 27 June 2012

Dont you hate it when Fear stops in your tracks....very true when it comes to this one word...Its a delicate subject and your wrote it beautiful...thanks for the share.

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Besa Dede 26 June 2012

Good narration :)) Regards, ~Besa

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Chinedu Dike 18 May 2015

Fear is a bunch of sinister shadows. A shadow has no substance, it's only a magnified reflection of something small, that's why in facing fear squarely we usually find it inconsequential. A lovely piece of poetry, well articulated and insightfully penned with conviction. A beautiful poem indeed. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON.

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Muzaffer Akin 26 June 2014

Congratulations...I like it very much.

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Michelle Claus 26 June 2014

The final two lines make me curious - Who is the *you* whom the poet fears? This one word sends my mind into back-story, conjuring reasons for the poet's nightmares.

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Colleen Courtney 26 June 2014

Love the line, silence can be deadly, especially at night! Nicely written poem!

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Leslie Philibert 26 June 2014

Good work, the theme not new, but well written

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