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Below is the poem entitled Fear which was written by poet Eileen Manassian. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The wound starts to heal
Fresh and raw the gnawing fear
Will it reopen?

Copyright © Eileen Manassian

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  1. Date: 4/28/2013 5:36:00 AM
    Wounds of the mind are particularly susceptible to infection which fester if left untreated, the scars can easily be ripped open again. You ask a hard to answer question Eileen. It's up to the individual I suppose, to act in their best intrest. Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/28/2013 6:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm tired of being wounded, Richard. I have to develop tough skin. It's hard for me. Sometimes...I just want to check out, but I don't have what it takes...and so I hold on and hope for better days to come. I always give good advice and love to those who need it and yet...I'm the hardest on myself. Go figure. Thanks for being there.
  1. Date: 4/27/2013 10:39:00 PM
    You left such huge comments on my poem Perhaps I Was a Bit Naive. I've responded back, just to let you know. Now onto the poem... I'm often left a bit speechless when reading questionkus... haiku usually fill you with a sense of "a-ha... it all makes sense now"... but with questionkus the opposite is true... you are simply left with a hard to answer question. In my experience the wound always reopens... I keep picking at it, that's the problem.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/27/2013 10:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Timothy! You have so much wisdom! You saw the best angle in this little questionku....Picking at the wounds. You are SO right. I do have a problem with that. My wounds take a LONG time to heal and I get very skittish. Wow! Maybe that is the next poem in the line. Thanks for the support, my friend! :)
    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/27/2013 10:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    But the wound is in a very delicate stage at the moment. If you keep thinking about it and prodding it with your nails, it just prolongs the healing. Sometimes time is the only thing that will heal it... try your best to be patient.