Fear Diminished

For Creativity Challenge: Day 1 subject is fear
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Fear Diminished

I am afraid. Feel tremble
of earth beneath me, aware
as it seeps upward through
soles of feet, then climbs
higher.

Air is dark, heavy as lungs
work ever harder to take it in.
Mind opens door to imagination
which rushes in and shouts,
Run!

Then realization kicks in, reminding
me that I am an old woman, barely
able to walk without a cane,
and then only slowly and with
caution.

Look around. See unknown stranger
standing next to me. Slowly turns
and I see my own fear reflected
in rounded eyes. Reaches out hand,
I grab.

We stand together, facing into
unknown, holding on to one
another, both afraid, yet knowing
that a fear shared is a fear
diminished.

Elizabeth Crawford  11/21/2016

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5 Responses to Fear Diminished

  1. I had the impression of a mirror, but was glad for the sturdiness of hands.

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  2. Sherry Marr says:

    YES! I love this and wrote something along the same lines. Awesome, Elizabeth. It feels good to be writing about this in response.

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  3. ihatepoetry says:

    Elizabeth – this was profound and beautiful! Loved this.

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  4. Pamela says:

    Love this, Elizabeth.

    Pamela ox

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  5. Susan says:

    Amen. My poem covers the same territory. “GRAB”!

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