The Fear Of Fear

There is a saying
'Dont Fear Anything But Fear Itself'
But that has no affect
on someone who rejects
without regret
People dont understand
so why should we take
a lending hand
that would be a mistake
for that person is full of themselves
or so it seems
they dont want to blend
but want to gleam
having control of your own
its all you
of wut u want to do
what u think and like
what u say and who u talk about
but u didnt want to hear
you gave that person another reason to fear
so why should we talk
when we know that person has just walked
walked away without listening
not knowing that they took that person's
glistening
smile of joy and peace
but at least
u said something at all
playin in there mind like a ball
but u didnt want to hear
you just gave that person another reason to fear
you being here
not wanting to listen
you took that person's glistening
smile of peace and joy
playin with their mind like it is a toy
not caring how they felt
while whipping them with a belt
a belt of betrayal and hate
but its too late
you didnt want to here
you gave that person another reason to be afraid:
the fear of fear

by jasmine ellis

Comments (16)

Poor bird to have lost all its eggs! A really sad story!
Not a poem for the birds... very sad, nature is not always kind, especially to the innocent... Glad to be enjoying your work today, thanks! Lee
Very touching really...oh, so sad..but tell Ms. P. she'll have the five freckled eggs next time..
A truly haunting epigram that lives up to its title. The comments are fascinating. Some readers thought the babies had grown and others took them for victims of violence. I thought they were done in but now am unsure. I think I shall savor the ambiguity.
Surely nature at her worst?
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