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fear of Fear

December 19, 2011
By Celia PLATINUM, London, Other
Celia PLATINUM, London, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"When your life flashes before your eyes, make sure it's worth watching" - Unknown

As he blinked his only eye,
The man turned to the stranger
and said,
"Ah, but I did not find a fear of Fear
Back then
My mind was out of my body.
To think that I could compare
A leather ball
To a metal one
I was more blind then than I am now."

The stranger looked at the crackly fingers of
Winter trees
Jutting out
behind the man's head
"I see," he replied.
An invisible piano
Began to play
A minor piece.

The man remarked:
"No, you don't see, my friend.
You only see with the eyes in your mind.
If you could wholly know where my feet have trodden
With those eyes,
We would be the best of friends.

I wish I had a pair like yours
Back when I signed up
They might've been able to stop
The fear of Fear from finding me."

The author's comments:
This poem is another creative response also to one of Wilfred Owen's poems, "Disabled." Our assignment in English class was to create a poem in the style or dealing with similar content of the featured poem. It is a "creative response," not a copy of someone else's poem. I am curious to see what people think about my piece assuming they haven't read the original poem. Hope you enjoy it.

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