Poetry

Afraid

Something is waiting for me outside –
It beckons with a creepy smile
Covered in black, it chills me,
making my insides swirl;
As the bile rises,
my throat feels choked,
my thoughts race,
I feel
fear

(c) Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (23 May 2017)

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  • Kalpana Solsi
    24 May 2017 at 3:33 am

    We all fear fear. And if it is the unknown fear then God save .

  • Shailaja
    24 May 2017 at 11:09 am

    That was so chilling! You can sense the presence of it like a real, living creature, which sometimes is exactly what fear is like.

  • Shantala
    24 May 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Chilling narration, Sanch. You have conveyed the essence of the word in just a few well-crafted words. Nicely done.

  • Ramya
    24 May 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Ah… scary. What is it?
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  • Sid
    24 May 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Quite a powerful post in so less words.
    We all feel and fear feat – not sure if that makes any sense.
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  • Soumya
    24 May 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Can anyone live without fear? Someone one told me how important fear is. Apparently it is a survival instinct as well.
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  • Parul Thakur
    25 May 2017 at 1:04 am

    We all are afraid of one thing or the other. You worded it in a powerful yet simple way.
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  • Jennifer Knoblock
    26 May 2017 at 1:23 am

    I like the inversion of this–the buildling of sensory descriptions and the landing on the single word, “fear.”

  • nate
    26 May 2017 at 1:57 am

    I like your choice to place the fear outside. For me, home is a sanctuary, so the idea that all the bad in the world is on the other side of the door felt true.

  • Shilpa Gupte
    26 May 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Your words bring to mind the ever present fear, cloaked in black that has haunted me for years together. It is really all a figment of our imagination, yet, we keep feeding it and succumb to it without even putting up a good fight.

  • Neha
    29 May 2017 at 8:12 pm

    nice lines

  • Corinne Rodrigues
    5 June 2017 at 1:51 am

    Fear can be so debilitating!