HEG George


Fear Lies Around Every Corner - Poem by HEG George

Like a distant relative, the moon looks down
upon the face of its ravaged cousin, with
eyebrows arched and telling finger raised. All
the while giving thanks for its airless habitat

It watches the needless capture of bodies
and release of butchered souls. And explosive
judgements shaking the stable balance of the
horizon and the innocence of the earth

Where angry fear, quenched by a coctail of
incendiary pills, is shared equally among the
innocent. Whilst setting charges with the same
hands that feed a family, brings forth a rabid irony

And to blame a culture and caress a cause shall not
render their name prominent or their forced justice
supreme. For the tillers of our lands shall expand
their hearts even more, to accommodate this pain

Yet still you will rip away today that which our children
must replace tomorrow. And you that see with the eyes
of rage, plant only rage in the eyes of your children
and fear in the eyes of mine. Is your fear so strong and

your rage so great, not to let a gentle man befriend you?
And let him plant one seed of caring, in the soil of your
mind. To grow beyond the vision of holocaust you so desire

For all nations, let there be a rallying anthem. A tune for
every ear. A song without Religion. And a psalm without a God.

Topic(s) of this poem: terrorism

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Fear Lies Around Every Corner by HEG George

  • Chinedu Dike (10/31/2017 10:03:00 AM)


    Insightful utterances set aside for honest contemplation, focused and factual. Thanks for sharing HEG. (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/4/2015 1:37:00 PM)


    And to blame a culture! Nice work. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Simone Inez Harriman (11/26/2015 5:24:00 PM)


    I am in love with this magnificent write:

    'Like a distant relative, the moon looks down
    upon the face of its ravaged cousin, with
    eyebrows arched and telling finger raised. All
    the while giving thanks for its airless habitat'

    Immediately I am captured....such an impact...thank goodness for this 'airless habitat'....that has prevented eager emigration and ruination.... of our little orbit that stirs much passionate emotion and features frequently, often reverently, in our poetic offerings.

    'It watches the needless capture of bodies
    and release of butchered souls. And explosive
    judgements shaking the stable balance of the
    horizon and the innocence of the earth'

    The viciousness of the observed situation and the needless release of souls from those 'explosive judgments' that also continue to threaten the viability to sustain our existence on earth.

    'Where angry fear, quenched by a coctail of
    incendiary pills, is shared equally among the
    innocent. Whilst setting charges with the same
    hands that feed a family, brings forth a rabid irony'

    Such a powerful image of bipolarity.... those hands that viciously.detonate those explosives to maim and kill are also so compassionately, emotionally tender toward their loved ones.

    'And to blame a culture and caress a cause shall not
    render their name prominent or their forced justice
    supreme. For the tillers of our lands shall expand
    their hearts even more, to accommodate this pain'

    What could one say more of this stanza than what you have penned is an absolute truth! ! !

    'Yet still you will rip away today that which our children
    must replace tomorrow. And you that see with the eyes
    of rage, plant only rage in the eyes of your children
    and fear in the eyes of mine. Is your fear so strong and

    your rage so great, not to let a gentle man befriend you?
    And let him plant one seed of caring, in the soil of your
    mind. To grow beyond the vision of holocaust you so desire'

    I felt an emotional sadness seep over my soul..... and I just hoped.......

    'For all nations, let there be a rallying anthem. A tune for
    every ear. A song without Religion. And a psalm without a God.'

    And I wondered, as I absorbed these words, that this may really be the true solution. For this song and psalm must be about our own steps in this dance, the man in the mirror..... so that we may somehow move forward with acknowledgment, responsibility and forgiveness as we evolve spiritually.

    Stunning! ! ! Thank you Terry from my heart. Your pen is mighty and your powerful spectacular write has really impressed me.10++++ (and added to my favorites) .
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    He George (11/27/2015 2:59:00 AM)

    I'm glad this poem moved you. But, as you know, some of its lines are down to you. Thank you for your fantastic comments and insight

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015



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