Fears | Teen Ink


May 12, 2012
By papagena GOLD, New York, New York
papagena GOLD, New York, New York
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but he cannot. he rubs his
sore feet and cannot move,
stunned from fleeing.

but he cannot. he coughs and
wheezes, out of
breath from running.

but he cannot. the creature’s spidery
legs creep and crawl down the rickety
stairs towards its midnight snack.

but he cannot. the poison seeps into
his veins, breathing with hell’s
everlasting blaze.

but he cannot. for he is trapped
in his nightmare and is
rooted to the spot.

The author's comments:
Fear is a powerful feeling that is rooted in the imagination. A man is fatally wounded by a spider and on the brink of death... or is he?

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Jack said...
on Jun. 2 2012 at 1:09 pm
Your poem sounds powerful.It made me want to run with this guy who is scared of the spider. Keep up the good work!

sue sanders said...
on May. 28 2012 at 6:43 pm
sue sanders, New York, New York
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Great poem! It makes me wonder who is more scared, the spider or the man. I love it!

Logan Turner said...
on May. 26 2012 at 9:02 pm
Logan Turner, Jackson Height, New York
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You did a great job in bulding up the suspension. Great poem!

the sanders said...
on May. 22 2012 at 1:56 pm
creepy spiders give fears to us, I love your vivid poem. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...
on May. 22 2012 at 1:52 pm
Yummy cookies, fantastic descriptions, I love your poem!