I Will Fear Not

Bring them onto me now turn
lose the impending storms
I fear them not
The thunder and lightning rolls
and
echoes into the ledges and the seas
shake the core of this very earth
For a moment ....just a moment
something dark grasps at my
soul but I push it away
Daring it to return
Stepping up onto the edge of the
windblown cliff
I look far out to the horizon
at the rolling seas
And I know
I just know
I was spawned from the storms
Off to my right the lightning flashes as
if trying to warn me
of the strike that will come
But I remain like stone
I have been here before
Maybe ....just maybe
I  am the storm itself.......

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D.A.L. 5 years ago from Lancashire north west England

Hi powerful and passionate words so skilfully blended together in your fine style. Thank you for sharing.


jandee 5 years ago

Loved the drama of your words ! Reminded me of my beloved 'Corbiere Lighthouse'in Jersey,Channel Isles,jandee


Denizee 5 years ago

Extremely dramatic and the imagery is perfected within such a paramount blend of words - Excellent - I love the ending - Kudos for a powerful poem that is thought provoking and a pleasure to read.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

D.A.L. , thanks Sometimes the contradictions within this guy just burst forth and some inner being takes control! :-]


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Jandee , I'm trying to place the channel isles without looking it up? I guess I'll just have to , Thank you for coming by.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Denizee ,It is thought provoking , this unknown other person within! Thank you for always reading my feelings.


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

WOW!!! I love thunder, I love rain. I know just what you mean.


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Patricia Costanzo 5 years ago from Behind the Redwood Curtain

Storms in the weather I love; storms in my life, not so much. Thank you for this passionate piece.


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sofs 5 years ago

I love the strength that comes from the inner core, storm or no storm, just a moment of darkness but the inner core has what it needs to carry on.. never shaken, never stopped. Powerful!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Paradise , Me too! storms are good for the soul. :-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Patricia , All too true , in our life they tend to be too strong. Thank you for being here to share with.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

sofs , at times the inner core is for the most part uncharted territory, Thank you for that. It does carry on!


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Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

We are storm sometimes, we are the calm wave too, in another time. But most of the time, I hope, we are morning dew for the world. ^_^

Your poems and avatar said them all.

I hope the gentle wind will blow your burden away.

As beautiful as it always,

Still hope soon,

The Sun will shine,

Inside your beautiful fine lines.


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Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

For some reason this reminds me of a tornado, the only one I had been in not usual for up north where we lived and it was almost Christmas which was also odd timing for them. My husband slept right through it and after about the first five minutes of fear I just felt a peace and that was certainly odd because I had two toddlers....they never woke either. It was like a stand off with God although I don't mean it disrespectfully at all, it was like He asked did I trust and I said I do. I sometimes wonder if there was a reason no one heard it but me. The winds slammed the house and roof many times. Sorry, didn't mean to write my own hub here. lol This was a very spiritual time in my life.


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CheyenneAutumn 5 years ago

The calm in the center of the storm is, in my mind, our most fragile self. The storms we gather to rage around us are there to protect that centered space, to make it grow, and sometimes to tear it apart too allow for new growth... in that we are the storm indeed. Great thoughts you have sparked there again my friend. Do you know how well you teach with your words and the emotions they bring?

Be Well my friend!

Hugs to you


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singlmomat52 5 years ago

Sometimes I think I am the storm itself, sometimes I think I am my own worst enemy!! But I am treating myself better these days and I like it. Deep poetry and I am sure it touches each of us in a different way!!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hello Freya, you are such a kind soul, At times my mind gets the best of my heart or vice-versa....:-} I will write a happy one just for you.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Jackie , You are so nice thank you for sharing , and we all have our storms the ones made for just ourselves. You are right to put your trust where you do and so strongly too. I would welcome your hubs within mine anytime ;-} We are all blessed with your spirituality here.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Cheyenne , Laurie you are always too kind , and I always value you're words and clarity of wisdom. If I invoke any emotions in others ,it is to share ! And this sight has been such a gift for my words as well as my many friends , like you! Thank you always . Hugs right back.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Singlemom , All our storms will pass at least for us survivors. You are such a good heart and we are all lucky to be able to share with you. Thank you for coming back to us. :-]


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chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

Powerfully perceptive piece.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Chspublish , Thank you for reading my thoughts ,I do love the storms and seas, there is such magic there. :-] for you.


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Fennelseed 5 years ago from Australia

Wow, your words have so much guts and power. You are formidable against the storm, not even the darkness threatening your very soul, stands a change of weakening you. Your words are a feast to my senses. I feel the wind lashing my face and the salt air biting my skin. I feel you have faced much hardship in life and you will let nothing shake you ever again. Thank you, ahorseback, for this powerful poem.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Fennelseed , thank you for you kind words , Just once in a while I win when I face the storms , though not always. I 'm glad you enjoyed it. :-}

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