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Fear
TS (05 April 1985 / Tezpur)

Fear

i pressed my knees
against the chest
hard and harder
the hold of my hands

layin' into a corner
in my own house
in my known lane
it is very cold this time they say

they are not planning their vacations
the people
they are desperate to see the next morning
the mob

too cold to sit like that
the fist growing tight
one can count the wrinkles
on my forehead

what happened to my ambition
i forgot when i have stretched my arms last time
i forgot all tastes other than pain
no wonder, is it moving or ceased? don't know!

everything seems dead
even my body shivering with fear
and the mess spread all over
where they said the mob was attacked

i close my eyes
and feel the touch of mother to my palms
when i was a toddler
and her breath, warm, killing all my shiverin'

i took deep breath
last time i wish to stretch my arms, legs
i jumped on my toes, screaming 'NO'
i won't let myself shivering in fear like always

this cold blood can't write the truth
but i will
hold me my mob, my people and i'll hold you
to kill the fear, to kill the fear!

and i was stretched after a long time
huh' a feel of relief!

User Rating: 5,0 / 5 ( 2 votes ) 5

Comments (5)

fear, fear--what is fear? Did you know that when you were born you had only 2 inbuilt fears. A fear of falling and a fear of loud noises.These fears were built into your DNA and passed from generation to generation as survival mechanism. whatever a great write Tarun. Keep sharing -10 anjali
thought stirring fear is a mind game...the only to win is to face it clear the talus of insecurity
Fear is the darkness that clouds our mind and taking control our ways, putting us in a narrow space... let not this fear totally absorb us, eat us. Great determination and strenght needs to overcome this fear. Beautiful theme penned by a well crafted mind....a 10/10
let fear be assailed by the myth of mind mother`s divine bliss when pledged to protect her blood, wonderful thoght as expressed by the imagery, man only needs ther courage to face the challenges well penned,10+, thanks
Tarun, You touched upon a really noble theme. The violence in all its forms is based on mutual fears. You organised the theme very well. Just a little bit of polishing of expressions at few places can make it shine more. CP