Fear me (not)

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Fear, is an illusion, that drapes itself around
subconscious, as though invisible worm that
preys upon a shattered rose.

Believe, night never could defeat oh’ hour of
blushing dawn,
often death deems uncertain
unto light of prayer and hope.

I blinked open an eye as blew buoyant breeze
outside;
reminding thus, “Fear can’t hurt you
anymore than a dream.”

 

 

Photo credits: Magdalena Almy Artist

Posted on Midweek Motif @ Poets United

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Comments

  1. Mary says:

    I wish I truly believed fear ‘is an illusion’ and that ‘it couldn’t hurt us anymore than a dream.’ I find these fearful times troubling.

    1. Sanaa says:

      We must hold onto hope.. thanks for stopping by, Mary ❤️

  2. Susan says:

    Such wisdom from the core, where fear is a dream though the worm may be real indeed. Thank you.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susan 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  3. Sumana Roy says:

    yeah…it is a dream that breaks when ‘Awakening’ dawns……beautiful Sanaa, as always…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  4. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    We live so much of our lives holding on to our illusions. Let fear be one of the things we let go!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, MMT 🙂

  5. I like the idea that fear is an illusion……….when we break free of its clutches, we discover we are strong enough to face that which we fear.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  6. Bev says:

    I love the “worm on the shattered rose” analogy, but also that you put fear in its place at the end!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❤️ Thank you so much, Beverly 🙂 so glad you liked it! ❤️

  7. Myrna says:

    Love this Sanaa. Short, sweet and wise. Good writing!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Myrna 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  8. Old Egg says:

    Fear of course is not looking forward to change. We can ignore it then feel guilty that we did nothing. If we speak out however then others hear and have the courage to agree and speak themselves we will not be alone. As poets we have a voice a weapon in our own hands.

    That invisible worm of yours does nibble away on our minds, doesn’t it!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Robin ❤️

  9. Thotpurge says:

    worm upon a shattered rose is an apt description…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  10. Sara McNulty says:

    I wish fear to be an illusion, a dream you wake from, but I do fear our present and future. This is a lovely poem of hope.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  11. grapeling says:

    ah, I wish it were an illusion… and anxiety, too… ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Michael 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  12. Nicholas V. says:

    I wish all fears were as powerless as dreams. Experience has shown us, however, that we are right to fear some realities as those real enemies hurt and maim and kill… Perhaps if we meet those real dangers with courage and not fear, we are able to deal with them more effectively.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Nicholas 🙂

  13. kaykuala h says:

    Fear can’t hurt you
    anymore than a dream.

    It has a life of its own whether one is aware or in deep sleep!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤ thanks for stopping by, Hank 😊

  14. Kerry says:

    Fear is a knee jerk reaction that keeps us cautious, but it can also set us back.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Kerry ❤️

  15. Loved this even more this time, Sanaa. Beautifully done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  16. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Fear is something to fear… I feel that the worm and the rose is a nod at William Blake or isn’t it?

    1. Sanaa says:

      It certainly is 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Bjorn ❤️

  17. Alison Hankinson says:

    fear and anxiety they are invisible worms, but they are like nightmares…they only exist because we allow them too.

    1. Sanaa says:

      I agree 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Alison ❤️

  18. Frank says:

    I agree that the night can’t defeat the dawn. The dawn will happen regardless.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  19. Your words are like a comforting breeze.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Martin 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  20. Thotpurge says:

    It’s true, we’re only as good as our worst fear.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  21. Rallentanda says:

    Fear is all powerful and debilitating. Courage must replace it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Rall 🙂

  22. The ambiguity of the last two lines works very well. For there are dreams that can really hurt… or not.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  23. Marian says:

    This is really comforting, Sanaa. As someone who often has to be waked from screaming nightmares (no joke, gah), what might be an illusion or dream feels so very real at times, but nightmares… that’s all they are.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marian 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  24. Jae Rose says:

    Stunning imagery here Sanaa – well written

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jae 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  25. Fear comes to paralyze, I like how you handle it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 😀 so good to see you ❤️

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