Fear

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Fear trickles down
like drops of venom
as Darkness sweeps
triumphing over his goal
wrapped around
substance of one’s own doubts
Temptation and Avarice
devour poison bred apples
while Reason cries out loud
through Madness in vain.
I blinked open an eye as Dawn crept out alive
The soul instead of Blues sang but sunny thoughts
“Fear is nothing more than a mere misguided step.”

 

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Posted for “Poetics” @ dVerse Poets Pub

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Comments

  1. So true, fear as poison but ultimately unreal. Well said!

    1. Sanaa says:

      I am so glad you agree 🙂 thanks for stopping by.

  2. Mish says:

    Stunning imagery. I especially like “Fear trickles down like drops of venom” and “I blinked open an eye as dawn crept out alive.” The comparison of fear to misguided step at the end is wonderful…never thought of it that way, but so true!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much Mish 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  3. Walter Marks says:

    Temptation and avarice devour poison bred apples , I never thought of it that way, thanks

    1. Sanaa says:

      Glad you liked it 🙂 thanks for stopping by

  4. Ah.. yes.. my FriEnd..
    the cognitive behavioral
    therapy oF a positive emotional
    SonG in vocal personal inspirational
    way to alleviate anxiety and fear..
    but sadly when one is
    forced in a corner to
    do stuff they
    come to believe
    they have to do..
    no matter the stress
    response that can come
    with that.. that science now
    shows can eventually destroy
    the vital organ systems of the Body
    REAL2… and truly lead to a premature
    death.. something old wive’s tales said
    BeFoRE
    oF ThE
    Of thAT HeRE..:)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Yes fear and stress can play havoc with our system. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  5. Grace says:

    I like the description of fear, like drops of venom. And that ending line is good Sanaa.

    Thanks for joining us.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thanks Grace 🙂 always a pleasure ❤

  6. I love the hint of darkness in this piece. Beautifully written, Sanaa! ❤

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much Josslyn ❤ so glad you liked it 🙂

  7. Yes, we need to look within to find truth–our soul/higher self never lies or misrepresents–but we seem deaf to its voice & its counsel most of the time it seems.

    1. Sanaa says:

      I agree, most of the time we fail to listen to its voice. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  8. Gayle Walters Rose says:

    I really liked: “I blinked open an eye as dawn crept out alive”…and that last line summed it up perfectly, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Loved that last line. It’s so true!

    1. Sanaa says:

      It is, isn’t it 🙂 thanks for stopping by

  10. Maria says:

    Oh, wow. Such an excellent and fierce poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thanks Maria 🙂 so glad you liked it.

  11. I love that opening line – I agree, fear does trickle – I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a sudden fear. And then I read ‘dawn crept out alive’ – great words! Much love, Kim x

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you for your kind words, Kim ❤️

  12. Misky says:

    Great descriptive poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thanks Marilyn 🙂

  13. Raivenne says:

    Nothing to fear, but … The reality is almost never as scary as that which we drum up in our own minds. “Fear is nothing more than a mere misguided step.” is brilliant.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much Raivenne 😀

  14. p.s. says:

    “Fear is nothing more than a mere misguided step.”

    How thought-provoking. Really, what happens in our minds has the power to cause us the most pain and torment.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Exactly my sentiments 🙂 thank you P.S

  15. I was sucked in from the very first line. Well written 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thanks Melanie 🙂

  16. rosemawrites says:

    fear like venom. That is a beautiful and so true, simile. 🙂 Great work!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you 🙂 so glad you liked it.

  17. Bryan Ens says:

    Poison as a metaphor for fear is certainly powerful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by Bryan.

  18. Sanaa:

    You have brought together with great strength, two elements, two senses, woven into a powerful, intense whole.
    Thank you for participating in Friday Music Challenge.

    1. Sanaa says:

      My pleasure, Lorraine 🙂

  19. gillena says:

    Agreed fear can be quite venomous. Hey but we have an instinct of protective fear that cautions us. And there is some good on that.

    Thanks for linking to Monday WRites Sanaa

    Much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      That’s a good point 🙂 thanks Gillena. So glad you liked it.

  20. Thotpurge says:

    that is the first step truly..to acknowledge one’s fears!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Rajani ❤️

  21. Rommy says:

    Recognizing the paralysis that can come with fear and then making the decision to take that first step anyway – this is bravery.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. HA says:

    The fear can be seen and tasted in your words, and the colors and images used evoke all its effects. And to end with that wise thought, when dawn breaks over the darkness, is perfect. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. Unfounded fear can be a tremendous obstacle. We can only hope to figure out what’s going on… before we fall.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Magaly ❤️

  24. I like the blinking open of an eye and the sunny thoughts of the new day.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. Pat says:

    I blinked open an eye as Dawn crept out alive

    what a wonderfully worded phrase and image, and incredibly great metaphor for this piece – this poem about fear and how, ultimately, fear is truthfully a misguided step – and of course, choosing to place fear in the darkness, in the unknowns, reinforces the idea that by the light of day …

    lovely poem Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. kaykuala says:

    “Fear is nothing more than a mere misguided step.”

    You are very right there Sanaa! A little correction here and there from time to time is all that is needed!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Hank ❤️

  27. “Fear trickles down
    like drops of venom”

    Man, isn’t that the truth?! I am completely trapped in one of those moments of capture.

    1. Sanaa says:

      😬😬

  28. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Fear is a struggle to find the root of reason.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Bjorn ❤️

  29. “I blinked open an eye as Dawn crept out alive” Oh, I love that line!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  30. A visceral and poignant witnessing of the power of fear, Sanaa! Powerful and intense!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  31. Margaret says:

    misguided steps…. fear is that and sometimes standing still – no steps at all! I do believe reason is within us – we just need to not always give in to what we want… but what we need.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Margaret ❤️

  32. Kerry says:

    You created a really good context for the final line.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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