and fear could no longer speak


An honest fear would grow,

and in her eyes it would show,

it was almost pathetic to describe

these fears which can’t truly be described,

but who was to decide,

dark clouds filled the sky,

and fear became pain,

then the clouds would drain,

following with heavy rain,

pounding the earth as it came,

louder and louder with no shame,

lightning flashed,

as the rain would pour,

thunder followed with a loud roar,

beating the sky like a drum,

it gave no notice to rhythm,

her emotions streamed,

she screamed,

until it filled not just her hearing,

but all of her senses,

then suddenly a clearing,

her thoughts plunged briefly into blackness,

she grew restless,

and the fear struck such a chord

of terror in her,

almost to the point of sickening,

appalled but enthralled,

the clouds moved in a slow glide,

the sun was opening wide,

the trees have stopped weaving and bobbing,

her head had stopped throbbing,

rainbows would streak,

she closed her eyes, but she’d peek,

and fear could no longer speak.

© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

Rainbow follows the dark images. Beautiful piece of work.


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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks VG for your comments.. you read my work so much people are going to think we are related.. right cousin.. I mean VG LOL thanks


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thecoffeewrite 5 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

Sounds like my relationship with fear. Awesome!


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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks coffee.. :)


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Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Love when the sky gets mentioned many times so I am leaning to things that entertain the sky.lol.

thunder followed with a loud roar,

beating the sky like a drum,

it gave no notice to rhythm,

Thanks for sharing brethren a sweet beat, to the thumbs up.

Bless.


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

Good poem to read this afternoon. You're writing is great style. Voted up and awesome.


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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks sky and writer20... so writer we're good?


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

Definitely!


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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you you are still my fav.. on this hub-go-round!


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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether

Beautiful, Frank. Voted as such.


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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks kitty you rock!


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

You have a great style of writing so carry on writing so that I can carry on reading.

I vote this up up and away.

Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.

Eddy.


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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton Author

Eiddwen... bless you both!


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gmwilliams 5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

Very spinetingling poem-it took my breath away! Very descriptive and imaginative way with words!


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much GMWilliams


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

See what I mean? Even your poetry has that haunting quality leaving one wondering and thinking. That's a sing of a good writer, engaging your readers over and over again.

Voted up, awesome and beautiful. Shared too. Have a great day.


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

Haunting. It makes me wonder what she is afraid of. Herself?


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loveofnight 3 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

WOW.... The twists and turns of it all, you captured my attention from beginning to end.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

Til, simply thank you and bless you, Flouriah always good to see you and welcome loveofnight Im so glad you enjoyed my fear :)


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Theater girl 3 years ago from New Jersey

Gripping, and in my mind, I saw the painting The Scream. As if the release of that sound could call the storm and the cessation send it away. Very vivid piece. Thank you for sharing.


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Frank Atanacio 21 months ago from Shelton Author

thanks theater girl :)


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida

I can think of times when the fear passed and the rainbows have come....

beautifully spoken, giving voice to that kind of fear

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon

voted up++++ and shared ps


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Frank Atanacio 21 months ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much pstraubie bless you


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AudreyHowitt 21 months ago from California

What a great write Frank! How did I miss this the first time around???


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Frank Atanacio 21 months ago from Shelton Author

Lol, thanks Audrey :)


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cam8510 21 months ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

hmmm, a real storm? Figurative? A description of the fear of a life out of control? Despair? Hope? Or maybe it's a real storm followed by sunshine. Either way, Frank, it's a beautiful piece of work. voted up.


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Frank Atanacio 21 months ago from Shelton Author

LOL thanks so much Cam for checking out my fear,, either way lol

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