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Fear (please tell me what you think)

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CSwtThng
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0 posted 05-11-2000 03:54 AM       View Profile for CSwtThng   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for CSwtThng

Fear

I'm afraid of death
But I'm not afraid of dying
I'm afraid of tears
But I'm not afraid of crying

I'm afraid to leave
But I'm not afraid to go
I'm afraid I'll stay the same
But I'm not afraid to grow

I'm afraid of feeling
But I'd say most of all
I'm afraid to be in love
Because I'm afraid I'll fall

I'm afraid to show you
What's inside my heart
I don't want to stop
But I'm afraid to start

I'm not afraid to listen
But I'm afraid to understand
I'm not afraid to fly
But I've forgotten how to land

I'm afraid to let you
Look into my eyes
I'm afraid you might discover
Where my secret lies

I'm afraid to be with you
But I'm afraid to walk away
I'm afraid I won't have
Enough strength for the day

I'm afraid to be weak
But it's so hard to be strong
I'm afraid I won't end up
Back where I belong

I'm afraid you will let
Your love for me fade
Please don't forget
The promise that you made

You promised to make me smile
You promised I'd never frown
If I let you love me
Please don't let me down
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PhaerieChild
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1 posted 05-11-2000 04:00 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

CSwtThng...This is so poignant and beautiful. I love the way it ends and it flows so smooth. You have nothing to fear but fear itself. Old adage I know but they get to be old adages because of the truths they hold. Really enjoyed this post.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho


angelswing
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2 posted 05-11-2000 04:01 AM       View Profile for angelswing   Email angelswing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angelswing

Wow, What a wounderful poem, I loved it, it had strength, flow and sentimentality . This has to be one of the best poems I have read for a few days . I know a few people who think exactly in the way that you have described in your poem, and I myself sometimes find myself thinking like that . It is a horrible state to be in, not knowing what to do . When I get like that I sit down with some cofee and chocolate biscuits and think very hard about the situation .
L.of.L. Tom .


 With poetry as your weapon - express your iner feelings so all may carry your sorrow, united as one .
CSwtThng
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3 posted 05-11-2000 04:02 AM       View Profile for CSwtThng   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CSwtThng

Thanks WildChild. I really appreciate the input.
CSwtThng
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4 posted 05-11-2000 04:05 AM       View Profile for CSwtThng   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CSwtThng

It's good to know someone understands. I ate a half gallon of ice cream as I wrote. I appreciate Tom.
JamesMichael
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5 posted 05-11-2000 04:10 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

A beautiful flow as smoothe as ice cream...lots of different flavors....James
Marge Tindal
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6 posted 05-11-2000 07:16 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

SweetThing~
The fear of not feeling
is certainly not something you're missing.
You've presented this extrememly well.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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CSwtThng
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7 posted 05-11-2000 05:36 PM       View Profile for CSwtThng   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CSwtThng

Thanks Marge. I'm glad you liked it.
David2
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8 posted 05-11-2000 05:44 PM       View Profile for David2   Email David2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for David2

Cswthing,
    I enjoyed your poem. Hang in there!
         David2
brian madden
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9 posted 05-11-2000 06:11 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

I love the play on the Woody Allen quote in the first two lines, "I am not afraid of death, only dying." great poem, bravo.

favourite pieces are:

I'm afraid to let you
Look into my eyes
I'm afraid you might discover
Where my secret lies

I'm afraid to show you
What's inside my heart

I'm afraid of feeling
But I'd say most of all
I'm afraid to be in love
Because I'm afraid I'll fall.

Life can be frightening and full of uncertainties, but that is what makes it so exciting.
Butterflies_dont_cry
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10 posted 05-11-2000 07:29 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

CS* This is a style that I have come to really enjoy, you made it work perfectly.

I'm afraid to leave
But I'm not afraid to go
I'm afraid I'll stay the same
But I'm not afraid to grow

You promised to make me smile
You promised I'd never frown
If I let you love me
Please don't let me down


Awesome work CS!! Thank you for sharing this.
Kit McCallum
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11 posted 05-11-2000 08:11 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Wonderful flow and beautiful swings of emotion back and forth CSwtThng ... excellent style ... I loved this!

Best wishes,
/Kit
netswan
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12 posted 05-11-2000 10:54 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

CS - you asked for opinions - well,
here you go,  beware I am very opinionated.

This is a wonderfully written poem, with
your heart on your sleeves and honest
and worthy of reading!

When you give your love such as you are
portraying here, we let everything about
us come out to the top ------good or
bad, doesn't matter - for once that
special kind of love comes out there are
no holds to bar you from loving and trusting
and caring -----------but to get that,
we must start with trust.

Good luck --)

netswan
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13 posted 05-11-2000 11:49 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

CSwt,  very heartfelt writing on your part. I enjoyed it very much  

All my love,
Jeffrey

 I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep

CSwtThng
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14 posted 05-12-2000 12:09 AM       View Profile for CSwtThng   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CSwtThng

Thanks everyone!!! I really appreciate the input.
amazon_lover
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15 posted 05-12-2000 01:56 PM       View Profile for amazon_lover   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for amazon_lover

Hi CSWthing!
Never fear. Stay calm and love will find you.

Sincerely
A_l
Denise
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16 posted 05-12-2000 02:00 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I love this! Very good! Welcome to Passions! I think this is the first of your poems that I have read, and I'm so very glad that I finally did!

Denise
CocoBaci
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17 posted 05-12-2000 02:37 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

CSwt, this piece you write brings to light a truth in life that I have learned .. there is no guarantee.  Yet, I know that love in one's heart will always keep and for that experience it makes our life all the better.
CocoBaci ~ I loved your poem ~
REBECCA ALLYN
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18 posted 05-12-2000 02:41 PM       View Profile for REBECCA ALLYN   Email REBECCA ALLYN   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for REBECCA ALLYN

YES!! You have managed to sum up exactly how I feel!!! I know right were you are coming from!!!
PERFECT feeling!!


LOTS of LUV,
Becky
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