Graham Jones

Fear Of The Unknown. - Poem by Graham Jones

I come now from those foreign places
Unknown to those with hidden faces
Bedecked and different, for them to leer
As one unknown, something to fear

Am I not I that you can see?
What is the fear you see in me?
This faceless one, that makes you quake
I hold no fear its what you make

Deceive yourself if that you may
And cringe from that which spells decay
I hold no terrors in these hands
I am but a vessel to unknown lands

There is nothing to fear but fear itself
Of what, the memory of love or wealth
You will take my hand, make no mistake
A new life starts as you awake.

Comments about Fear Of The Unknown. by Graham Jones

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/23/2016 2:16:00 AM)

    Very common in life. However, it is better to learn and, to know. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/16/2015 4:46:00 AM)

    A new life starts as you awake. Nice work. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Mayo (10/20/2015 5:48:00 PM)

    One interpretation: Cancer- -hidden faces- -doctors in masks. Your poem is ambiguous and that's something I like in a poem. Nicely done. (Report) Reply

  • (10/20/2015 2:45:00 PM)

    gripping - hidden faces makes me think of the middle east - perhaps a soldier gone over to help? But seen only by the locals as a detriment? Or on the spiritual scale could have been written by Christ - visiting those who hide in shame. The last two lines could bring about the macabre also - if written by a rapist and kidnapper - a stranger forcing his way into her life... I see so many things here. Amazing poem Graham! (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (10/20/2015 7:24:00 AM)

    Fear is indeed baseless in life and bold step forward brings one closer both love and wealth sure! (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/20/2015 5:55:00 AM)

    Hidden face of life; with the ways of nature. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • (10/20/2015 5:10:00 AM)

    It's imaginative, lucid, suggestive and inspired piece about fear from unknown, most often misunderstood people, different as they are, the travelers to unknown lands - in spirit or life. Final lines bring enlightening message:
    You will take my hand, make no mistake
    A new life starts as you awake
    Thanks PH for sharing valid member's work, whenever the last visit (here 2007) !
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  • Paul Brookes (10/20/2015 4:01:00 AM)

    Several things spring to mind loss of fear or even death whosespeaking nothing to fear but a new life but I babble no words do it justice just to say I enjoyes (Report) Reply

  • Paul Reed (10/20/2015 3:02:00 AM)

    A poem of hope. Writing about fear helps to dispel it. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard Snyder (10/20/2015 12:17:00 AM)

    Awesome poem Graham! 'Nothing to fear but fear itself'. Thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • (3/12/2007 10:25:00 PM)

    We sometimes fear when we come across situations that are unknown to us, but we have to overcome it in order to get to know. This poem is a great example of how something different can make us have fear. (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (2/22/2006 3:10:00 PM)

    Another good one from you Graham, you never fail to give pleasure with your writing. Lovely. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • (2/22/2006 4:43:00 AM)

    A really good write. This poem made me feel for you.
    Anna xxx
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 22, 2006

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