Ruth Walters

Fear - Poem by Ruth Walters

What do you know - about fear?
Have you ever been awake for days,
unable to close even one eye?
Have you carried a mirror
just to see who's behind you?
Does your body quake
with every noise at night?
Do you have night sweats,
shivers, tight knots in your stomach?
What do you know about fear?

After a while you have to relent,
leave it alone, let it rest,
you fall asleep in its arms,
let it take you on a roller coaster ride
and just when you've finally relaxed,
let it roll over you, too tired to fight
as it creeps up again, makes you its prisoner,
returns you to hell and swallows you up
while you scream with no voice.
What do you know about fear?

Topic(s) of this poem: fear

Comments about Fear by Ruth Walters

  • John Brown (3/29/2013 10:18:00 AM)

    Gonna go to bed with the light on tonight. (Report) Reply

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  • Babatunde Aremu (3/26/2013 7:14:00 AM)

    Well written. You have succeeded in dealing with what we encounter in our journey on earth. I like this poem. Keep writing, Pal (Report) Reply

  • Julie Schleppegrell (3/25/2013 7:18:00 AM)

    yes yes the spider webbed mind. I feel you on this one. thanks for write (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 25, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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