Fear Poem by Richard Wlodarski


Rating: 5.0

I wake alone
Only to find
A face in the mirror
And despair when I see
That the face isn't mine

Sunday, April 17, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: fear
Chinedu Dike 29 January 2017

Fear is a bunch of sinister shadows. A shadow has no substance, it's usually a magnified reflection of something small. That's why on facing fear squarely, we often find it inconsequential. How I wish I could convey so much in very few lines like you. Thanks for sharing Richard.

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Richard Wlodarski 29 January 2017

Love the way you've defined, and tackled, fear. Chinedu, your style of poetry is perfect for your subject matter. Any fewer words would be a disservice.

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Mary-lisa Russo 09 October 2016

A few simple lines and yet you hit it right on the mark! Well done! 10/10! !

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Mj Lemon 19 April 2016

Very poignant...This suggests de-personalization disorder DPD (I think that's what it's called) . How many times have people with low self-esteem thought of themselves as living in a dream, or looked at a mirror and said, That's not me. A very profound poem, Richard. In some way anyone and everyone can relate to your words.

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Richard Wlodarski 19 April 2016

Thank you so much. I think that I must be progressing as a poet when you and other fellow poets are describing my work as poignant and profound. I will research DPD because I have some very close people to me that may be suffering from it. Thanks for the info.

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Rajnish Manga 17 April 2016

This may happen to anybody when he or she is bogged down by delusions or depression- a situation beautifully expressed in this small poem. Thanks, Richard.

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Richard Wlodarski 17 April 2016

Well put. Thanks for the feedback and the 10.

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