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Fear of the dark

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Sudhir Iyer
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0 posted 05-11-2000 07:23 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

The character here is one of the many who are afraid of the dark (I don't know what phobia it is called, but it exists a lot, I believe)

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Silent disguise of the ghost,
As the summerís midnight dream,
Awaiting the cold clasp of death,
The struggle within begins....

The witch! She hunts armed with a broom,
The bride! She lives never to see her groom,
The hunter! He starts his daily job,
Hunting and looting while they sob.

As I await the day, the night rules,
As I long for my sun, the moon disappears,
In terror of the dark, I tremble when the mob rules,
I am the victim of the night, seeing nightmares.

Oh! What a night! Such an evil night,
Where have you gone O Good Samaritan?
Where have you gone my daylight?
Where have you gone my sunshine?

Tired, dissipated, with bated breaths,
Trembling, shivering, fearing death
In high seas, as one is afraid of sharks,
In lonely quarters, I stay with fear of the dark!



 In any moment of decision,
The best thing you can do is the right thing,
The next-best thing is the wrong thing,
And the worst thing you can do is nothing.
- Theodore Roosevelt
© Copyright 2000 Sudhir Iyer - All Rights Reserved
Kellsue
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1 posted 05-11-2000 09:28 AM       View Profile for Kellsue   Email Kellsue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kellsue

Paints a vivid picture...I could see someone's eyes peering out just over the top of their sheet.  Very nice.

~Kelly


 Reflect upon your present blessings-of which every man has many-not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ~Charles Dickens

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill

patricianne
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I really liked this poem, very vivid and real. Thanks for sharing it.
PericolosoAmore
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3 posted 05-11-2000 01:54 PM       View Profile for PericolosoAmore   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PericolosoAmore

I used to be afraid of the dark, and this is almost what I used to see. very vivid, very sharp.

nice.
P.A.

 Do you feel the way you hate,
Do you hate the way you feel,
-bush-
Sudhir Iyer
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4 posted 05-12-2000 01:21 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Kelly, Patricianne, P.A.,
Thanks for reading and even more thanks for the comments. I am glad all of you found this vivid and realistic...

Regards, Sudhir

 Life is like a painting,
That in an art gallery is left hanging,
Though many come just to look at it,
A very few actually come to enjoy it.
Sunshine
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Sunshine is here,
ridding you clear
of nyctophobia,

thankfully you're not
subject to
phengophobia

Good one, Sudhir!  You must have known this one would call out to me...
Denise
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6 posted 05-12-2000 03:23 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This one gave me the creepy shivers!! Very chilling! Well written, Sudhir!

Denise
Sudhir Iyer
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Sunshine, Denise,
Thanks a lot for reading.

So nyctopobia, it is then. Thanks Sunshine, and yes, it takes one like you to get away from the dark...

Creepy shivers, interesting, but a great transfer of effects. Poetry can do wonders, I never imagined this one. Thanks denise for sharing what you felt...

Regards, sudhir.

 Life is like a painting,
That in an art gallery is left hanging,
Though many come just to look at it,
A very few actually come to enjoy it.
Kit McCallum
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8 posted 05-13-2000 07:09 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

I'm glad I read this in the morning and not last night before turning out the lights Sudhir!  Very picturesque ... gave me the shivers, nicely done!

Best wishes,
/Kit
netswan
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9 posted 05-13-2000 07:17 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Vivid, Sudhir! and well written.
Glad I don't fear the dark -- whew


netswan
Sudhir Iyer
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10 posted 05-13-2000 09:43 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Kit, Netswan,

Thanks a lot for reading the piece.

Regards, Sudhir.
 
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