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"Fear" by Eric Wayne Flynn

Updated on June 28, 2015
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"Fear"

Know another way

Another path unpaved

Empty space; where the walking is good

Idle hands, kept at bay in the pockets

Shuffling feet, keep em moving, kicking stones to kicking cans

Rewind to fast forward, still, pause, progress in the mystery of man

In this shadow of death

The dark reflection of soul

This equation in the light

For all in life, a blink

So we think

Drawing blanks

Pulling ranks

Giving thanks

A chosen few

Small trees after the storm, big trees always got the farthest to fall

I never wanted to be big anyways, just afraid of heights is all

I am, a body, of water, i am, afraid I might drown

Natural thoughts go a swimming, stripped naked, skinny dipping, splashing all around

Inside, this spirit, a float, a rise unto my head

Inside, this spirit, salvation, set free these wings of lead

This heavy heart, arise, a beat, a new

This heavy heart, arise, a beat, for you

For us, in our baptism by fire; smoke drifts unto the eye

For us, in this storm, swirling; destruction underneath this sky

Soaked; blood, underneath, deep dark desirous pools; man built upon the tear

Soaked; blood, underneath, for soul knows the path to the river; the guided hand, know not fear




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      Eric Wayne Flynn 22 months ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thank you Rozina, I appreciate the visit and the kind words. Best to you.

      EWF

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      Rozina Iftikhar 22 months ago from Islamabad

      A deep thought...beautifully composed...just loved the flow of it. Great poem indeed.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Lee, "enjoyable to read" well, that's about the best it gets for a writer. Thanks for the kind words and the visit.

      EWF

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      Lee Cloak 2 years ago

      A great poem, with a great flow to it, really enjoyable to read, thanks, Lee

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      Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Please...no more strokes, its perfect and complete. The message is too deep and profound. I'm pleased you came to this decision. God bless.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      To Dana: I'm going to leave it as is, no more strokes, you were right.

      EWF

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thank you Harish, I appreciate the visit and the kind words. I feel your commentary to be insightful also. Best to you.

      EWF

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Eric, it is a wonderful poem and reflects an great enquiry about our own self. I love your deep penetration into the subtle existence that we have. This poem evokes so many thoughts and images about our life. Since fear is the product of mind, only mind knows how to conquer it. To confront life with all clarity and courage clears all doubts and paves the way for liberation. I really enjoyed this very thought provoking and insightful poem. Thank you for sharing it, my friend.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Hi Dana, I'm glad you understand and relate to this poem. Soul will be battle tested, especially in today's day and age, and as we navigate our way through pain, suffering, loneliness and darkness, we either get lost or we take the hand and are guided to salvation (faith cast away fear). I love the fact you wrote "masterpiece", I'm glad you feel it to be such, I may alter it a bit, but then again I may not; I often go back to work and add a brushstroke here or there, a different color or shade. Anyways, thanks for the visit and the positive comments, I appreciate it.

      EWF

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Manatita, very often my poems have a rhythmic quality that could translate to music, more often than not hip hop. Thanks for stopping by and the positive feedback.

      EWF

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      You can use this one as a rap, Bro. It has a nice rhythmical flow to it. Great Job!

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      Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Eric. I am commenting on the explanation you've made on your poem. This was truly deep and insightful. We start out on that dark path blind and insecure. Because we are blind we cannot see the many pitfalls that lay ahead of us. The road to destruction is wide and broad but the path to freedom is narrow. Few will make it there because they want to take the "shortcuts" But just like yourself, I feel I am guided by the proper hand and I also feel no fear. This was very profound. Voted up and sharing. This is a masterpiece!

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Whonu, I appreciate it.

      EWF

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Nice message of hope. whonu

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Hi Jodah and Whonu, the red dark path is the test of life, the dark journey where many know not where they're going. Through this dark path, if they're guided by the proper hand they will reach the desireable destination, but if we desire a shortcut, we may not reach the river; where we are washed clean of all the dirt, blood and sin. I believe, so I am guided, and so I know not fear.

      EWF

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Quite a mysterious feel to this. It is completely different but reminds me of my poem "When Autumn Comes Round Each Year"...probably just the image of the path through the woods and some of the images portrayed in the words. Well written and thought provoking as always.

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      I was just watching "Red Dawn"and read your poem. Yes...these are the times. Nice work my friend. whonu