How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #3 Archive
 Facing Fears
 1 2 3 4 5 6
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Facing Fears (a real recurrent dream..)

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
IsabelleSkye
Member
since 06-27-99
Posts 262


0 posted 10-16-1999 02:03 PM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for IsabelleSkye

On facing fears (real and imagined)
~this is about a recurrent dream I have had~

one step forward
I face my fear
two steps back
I'll go nowhere near

willing my feet on
mind over terror
I extend a tremulous hand
for the rail

my toe tests the bridge's floor
like a swimmer for water
not quite committed
not quite sure the bridge
will hold
as it sways and moves
under my weight

one arm cradles a small child
the other clutches the rail
with adrenaline strength
no matter what the prize
I seek on the far side
my unwilling feet will traverse
no further on this bridge

one step forward
I face my fear
two steps back
I'll go nowhere near



------------------
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts Columbus to his own soul.......J. Stevens
© Copyright 1999 IsabelleSkye - All Rights Reserved
Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


1 posted 10-16-1999 03:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wow, what a nightmare! Gave me the shivers!
Expertly expressed...as usual!

------------------
Denise
Poet deVine
Administrator
Member Empyrean
since 05-26-99
Posts 25869
Hurricane Alley


2 posted 10-17-1999 01:11 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

You put me right there with you! I clutched that child tighter...whew! After reading this I don't like bridges anymore! But the symbolism is not lost either....how hard is it to take that first step..unsure of whether or not the bridge will hold!


[This message has been edited by Poet deVine (edited 10-17-1999).]
Munda
Member Elite
since 10-08-1999
Posts 3629
The Hague, The Netherlands


3 posted 10-17-1999 07:22 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

To face ones fears....hard enough as it is, and then dream about it...a nightmare indeed. I really enjoyed the way you put it into words.
caroline
Senior Member
since 08-16-99
Posts 1251
http://members.xoom.com/bellad


4 posted 10-17-1999 09:54 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Isabelle I used to have a similar sort of dream...trying to cross a river. The last time I had the dream, my arms turned to wings and I flew over. I've never had the dream again since. Strange!
May you grow those same wings, and carry the child safely across that bridge

------------------
"Tread softly, for I have spread my dreams under your feet"~~William Butler Yeats

Pepper
Member Elite
since 08-19-99
Posts 3134
Southern Florida

Official Passions Reader
5 posted 10-17-1999 11:48 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Great read Isabelle!

------------------

May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Balladeer
Administrator
Member Empyrean
since 06-05-99
Posts 26302
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA


6 posted 10-17-1999 01:08 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Dreams can be horrific, especially when they recur. A dream analyst would say, by this dream, you are suffering from uncertainty and frustration in your own life, not to mention a fear of the unknown.


I dreamed I ate a 15 pond marshmellow one time...I woke up and my pillow was gone!!!
 
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #3 >> Facing Fears Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors