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Below is the poem entitled F O O T S T E P S which was written by poet Cherica Eckiwaudah. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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A murder? In my town? 
Is it safe to be around?

Am i paranoid? Is someone following me?
Footsteps behind me, how could this be?

Watching my front, but whos got my back?
Am i strong enough to survive an attack?

Eyes wide open, searching for clues.
Shadows lurking in black and dark blues.

Screaming is an option, but what if no sound appears?
My mind will suffocate, with all my deepest fears.

Nightmares every night, scared to close my eyes.
What if no one is around to hear my shallow cries?

Scared to run outside, even if i'm not alone.
Watching for people just here to "roam".

Frightened to fall asleep, and wake up dead.
Terrorfied to never see my family and friends again.

I love all of you.
My poem is through.

By: Cherica Eckiwaudah
August 31,2009

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  1. Date: 9/17/2009 5:20:00 PM
    I am scareded too I like was a block away........

  1. Date: 9/4/2009 4:43:00 AM
    wow yur good loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. Date: 9/2/2009 4:54:00 AM
    Hopefully you will never get into such a nightmare, Cherica. You expressed the fears of our time. Very well written and thank you for your comment. Gert

  1. Date: 9/2/2009 3:36:00 AM
    Cherica,...I'm sad to hear of the sadness in your community,..have faith dear one,...Pray pray pray ! love, james

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 5:57:00 PM
    Excellent write and in the genre (horror/scary) I prefer. Paranoia leaps out grabs you from the first stanza on.

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 8:50:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your excellent poetry with us today Cherica. Wishing you the best always in your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 7:01:00 AM
    wow!!! very vivid you really bring out the fear, excellent!!!

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 10:24:00 PM
    A tragic lose we had to endure. Great work, keep up the good work.

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 6:51:00 PM
    Hang in there cherica! we all have felt this burden, stand tall, be of good courage, do not live in fear for when God is with us who can be against us? thank you for the gift last week! :-)