Living With Fears

Written for dVerse Poets Pub:  What Are You Afraid Of?  (posted by Mish)

As our fears range from large scale and ominous to the simple worries of everyday life, they all have an effect on our decisions, our happiness and well being. One way to validate them is to write about them. So for today’s Poetics, I am asking you to open up and share your fear(s) with us in a poem.

Of phobias, I have a few,
standing in darkness will not do;
a state of panic will ensue.

Then there is fear of crowded spaces
where sweat beads up, and heart races.
Backseat of two-door car? Can’t face it.

Right now the election raises my hackles,
oh, to put Donald Trump in shackles
with a few other likewise jackals.

Poetics: What Are You Afraid Of ?

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to Living With Fears

  1. Mish says:

    I can relate to a few of these…though being in Canada I am only partially worried about elections down there all seems to trickle our way! This was fun to read, love the rhyme.

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  2. Kathleen says:

    Thanks for this one !!

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  3. says:

    be afraid, be very afraid


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