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serenity blaze
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0 posted 01-05-2007 07:51 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

What scares you?

I wanna know.

What scares you in the movies, what scares you in your dreams, and what scares you in reality?

Come one, come all, and tell Dr. Serenity (now THAT oughtta scare ya) what frightens you?


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1 posted 01-05-2007 09:12 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Spam being declared illegal
serenity blaze
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2 posted 01-05-2007 09:27 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Until now, I have refrained from telling you this, lest you smell the barbecue...

but oooooooooookay---

a slice of spam, pepperoni, and a chunk of pineapple--shrug?

nod. Barbecue.

I swear it is thisclose to heaven.

Now c'mon...

I want SKEERY.

I'm trying to think of what scares me.

okay.

Number one most frightening thing:

Phones ringing, and bad, sad faces--

"It's for you."

That scares me.

Stuff crawling on me, when stuff shouldn't be crawling on me.

Dentists.

and Anesthesiologists. (I'm skittish.)

The Mailman. (He brings bad news.)

Wind--when it goes "train".

and any fast movement by any slow moving creature.

and the small print ingredients on cans of SPAM.
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at ingredients of Spam.  

My own ineptness of sudden, stupid mistakes.  I can fire myself off a job in less then 10 seconds over something that to others is quite trivial.

Or not.  Still and all, I can send myself into a tizzy for not doing something right, and that scares me witless.

Outside of that?

when I dream, and think I am in control of the dream, and find out that I'm not in control of anything.  You can imagine, I'm sure....



Truthfully, I've gotten over my fear of certain things, but the only "phobia" I still have is of needles.  Over 50 years ago, a neighbor of ours tested positive for TB; back then it was common procedure to insert a very thin needle under ones skin on the inside of their forearm to leave "track marks" for testing of TB.  I am not sure what exactly transpired, but I know today that as a very young child, being tested in that procedure, and possibly something hurting, or scaring me, made me jump, and ergo, the needle broke off in my arm.

To this day, I cannot abide needles, unless I am in sole control of their wherewithal.  I have been fighting this fear for decades....

anyone have any ideas on how to get over it?

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4 posted 01-05-2007 10:12 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Smile.

I worked for TB control. I usedta wonder why these folks didn't just take their meds and get over it.

Then, just recently, I was prescribed Rifampin.

given m'druthers, I'd druther cough blood. But I am allergic to Rifampin. IF YOU HAVE TUBERCULOSIS--TAKE YER MEDS. <--my disclaimer

I seem to be allergic to EVERYTHING that is good for most.

I must be evil, eh?

smile..

and Kari? *laughing*

I give you a quote from my mother, on the discovery that I was pregnant:

"Well--you finally got a job you can't quit."

THAT scared me too.

Turns out I love it though.
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5 posted 01-05-2007 10:51 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

I have a strange fear of walking over iron grates or climbing iron staircases...fire escapes, even climbing the metal ladders on a childrens slide. What was I doing on a childrens slide you ask? Having fun.  

Since osteoporosis set in, I am more afraid of falling than I ever was. Soooo....what happens to Nightshade on New Years Eve day? Right...she FALLS! A real good trip, flip and splat on the cement. Directly in front of a busy restaurant! How embarrassing. I'm too old now to jump up and make the "I'm fine" smile, lightly brushing off my sleeve routine. No, I just laid there like a slug.

In my scarey dreams I am homeless and that is why I probably am so amazed at the bravery of those who have been left with nothing after....the storms. Yes, being in the streets without a place to call home and the whopper topper....a younger woman living in what was once my home and with my husband !! I have actually woke myself up crying from dreaming this.

There are more on my list....but ya'll are gonna think I am nuts! Good thread Karen my Karen.  
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In the movies?... not much...
generally, the people who scream and jump when
THEY get scared disturb me more than the movies do...

In my dreams?... again, not much...
with the exception of those increasingly rare
dreams where I am shot and bleeding to death
and wake up so completely drained that I can't
move and still feel like I'm dying...

In reality?...

rejection...
abandonment...
silence... (specifically, 'the silent treatment')
failure...

and yep...
phone calls in the middle of the night...
serenity blaze
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7 posted 01-05-2007 11:37 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

" have a strange fear of walking over iron grates"

Nod. I walk around 'em.  

and V?

This?

"generally, the people who scream and jump when
THEY get scared disturb me more than the movies do..."

doesn't scare me as much as annoys me.


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8 posted 01-06-2007 12:29 AM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Well since you asked...

Movies... Violence

Dreams... Violence

Reality... Violence

it's true.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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Like I told you - only one thing - I don't think I could stand burying a child, or grandchild and live to tell about it.  

Otherwise I am not really scared of too much really.
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10 posted 01-06-2007 08:46 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Karilea, same thing with me about needles..I tense up if I look while getting one and they break then in my arm...so I tell them to not tell me when they are  doing it as i turn my head.
Actually  though, I am more scared about  being alone as I age.

M
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11 posted 01-06-2007 01:27 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

My biggest fear is losing my husband and best friend and being so helpless to do anything about it.
My second biggest fear is being forced into being a bag lady when I retire.
Those are the only things I think I'm scared of.
Movies don't scare me unless on a psychological level it could possibly be true but walking around the streets of downtown Portland at night scares me more than that.
Dreams only scare me if they are about death of loved ones.

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12 posted 01-06-2007 05:46 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Death.

Did I mention that dying terrifies me?




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OH.

And life.

That's a big one too.
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14 posted 01-06-2007 07:23 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Oooooooooooooh !!!! I just remembered another something that really terrifies me.... WOOD CHIPPERS .... not furry little animals, but that gawd awful machine like in the movie Fargo.

Honestly, I can't even watch when the city workers are throwing tree limbs into one.
Now I'm gonna have bad dreams!!!
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15 posted 01-06-2007 10:11 PM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

I am scared of forgetting.
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I'm afraid of being forgotten...

and Karen?...

"doesn't scare me as much as annoys me."

exactly...

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serenity,
I flat lined once. Gotta say between my faith and my experience death doesn't scare me.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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18 posted 01-08-2007 02:19 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I have to agree with you Larry, having also been "there." One thing learned was that only those afraid to live are afraid of dying. Carpe' diem.


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big hairy spiders and snakes scare me senseless!!  oooh, I'm shuddering at the thought of them!! I think big black bears would scare me too if by chance I came across one!

RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

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The scariest of all to me
are things that others seldom see.
All contained within my mind
in nooks and crannies hard to find.

A hidden thought that's buried deep
to surface only when I sleep.
A fleeting glimpse of things to come
because of things that I have done.

The fear of fear, for fears own sake
the type that makes your senses shake.
The fear of failure... and success
for both of them can leave a mess.

But as a poet, what I dread
is finding that my muse is dead!

Have Fun,

Ivor

The moment created this second, is a  moment that's going to last.
It lives the full spectrum of time, the future, the present and past.

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Alarm clock noises. the constant beeping.
its gives me an unidentified de ja vu(sp?) and makes me really blah.
yeah im weird.
I'm scared of knives.
im scared of the unknown

But, i do not fear death. i fear dying. but i dont fear death itself. does that make sense?
maybe not
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Hi Seren
What scares me?.....hmmm

Being without my kids and my mom.......is my biggest fear

other than that..

Haunted houses, looking in the mirror in the morning before coffee, and last but not least...my exhusbands psychoness.

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I am scared of letting the people in my life down that depend on me most.

I am scared of heights..tried to overcome them by skydiving but it only helped a little.

Scared of:

seeing my daughters start to date

all of the court costs when my daughters start to date

bugs on my face

my wife when she's angry at me

the day Coca-Cola is banned

and thats about it
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24 posted 01-18-2007 01:48 PM       View Profile for hush   Email hush   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for hush

Karen- did you work at one of those places that pays patients to take their TB meds?

I know the side effects are not pretty... it's either Rifampin or one of the other ones... makes your sweat turn orange? I learned in pharmacology that you aren't supposed to wear nice clothes while on it (whichever med it is) because it ruins your clothes, sheets, etc.

I am still of the age that phone calls in the middle of the night are usually drunken friends:

"hey... hey, Amy? Where are you?"

"...home. In bed."

"Hey... you should come out to the bar!"

(in the background: "Amy! Hey, gimme the phone!")

New friend: "I miss you!"

And so on...

My fears:

Seeing a face in my window at night. I used to have a basement bedroom, and I would pass the backdoor on the landing, where my mom didn't have any curtains cavering it, and I would be terrified to go up or sown the stair late at night because I was scared of a face peering in at me... the fear follows me.

This one really sucks- I love roller coasters, but lately when on one, I'll sonetimes start thinking about what would ahppen if it flew off the tracks, or the harnesses let loose... that one follows me into my dreams sometimes. Kind of a killjoy.

Viruses scare me. Not any one in particular, but just their function in general... first of all scientists aregue about whether they are or are not alive- creepy in and of itself. Then, they get into your cells, and replicate, and use your own body as a virus factory... creepy. And you can't really kill them, either- even antiviral drugs just lessen their impact until it runs its course... or in the case of say, herpes, keeps the exacerbations lower.

The usuals:

Did I lock the door?
What if there's a fire?
What if my cat runs outside and gets hit by a car?
Oh God, my period's late!

Lol...

Good thread Karen.
 
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