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Taken By A Fear

Updated on October 28, 2012

I can’t write

Or put it down

And I’m left with nothing

not even sound

Hollow cries in a vacuum

of an empty room

where no one cares or listens

or is understood.

Questions circle and go nowhere

to answers hiding or probably just not there

Past a point where you can even care


Cold heartless fear starts to take you in

and you question the roads you've taken

even back to where you'd begin

Thoughts that take you twisting

into a hole

Away from the sun and life and everything you'd known

But don't forget it's you who gets to choose

and not to fight is probably worse than

to lose

And what losing is - is something that you


meaningless nonsense you made up

in your mind..

If the road is bad there is always

another way

And to keep reaching and struggling

is not such a bad way to spend your day

Pick it up and be yourself

try again and be OK

that you had to try again.

You were gone maybe

taken by a fear

but it was driven away

when your thoughts became clear.


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    • marijanareynders profile image

      marijanareynders 7 years ago from Toodyay, Western Australia

      Fear, such a permanent emotion embedded in us all ...

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      bballbeadle 7 years ago

      Here's a quote I like a lot, because we all struggle so much with fear and uncertainty. "There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary."

      I think about that a lot, and I think about how universal fear is, and then I have compassion for the whole damn lot of us.