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Tanka Fear Poems | Tanka Poems About Fear

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Stranded in Limbo

Encased in darkness
neither here there anywhere,
locked in misery
a reminder each day
the devil keeps his promise.

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Not a Friend

Eating him alive
Like a beast from deep inside
Not seen, cannot kill
When will his suffering end?
Afraid, alone, no friends come

Eating him alive
Friends, ceaselessy grasping all
All money all fame
Adding s**t to his good name
Where are you friends, WH
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The flying wheel spins,
screams of kids terrify me...
I hope they are fine.

I hope they are fine,
with hair sticking out like wheat...
" Stop that flying wheel!" I scream.

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A fiery disaster

Fire bursting through
Meteorites soaring high
Peril among us
Leaving citizens flummoxed
Oh, a woeful day!

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The Slender Man

far in the forests
deep down in the undergrowth
easier to find 
in hindsight of open minds 
there appears the slender man

he has not a face
and is often found walking
stalking silently
he makes himself known through fear
though hidden within the trees

strangely tall he is
his arms abnormally long
some say hes demon
and others think he is guardian
he is mystery—master

there has been much talk
that slender man does stalk
preying on small children
appearing in their photos
who is to say they are wrong?

i have seen him once
and many times in nightmares
i am hearing more
—just remember little ones
the slender man works through fear

his tendrils outstretched
the fright face in a white blur
i swear i saw him
far from the forests of green
locking my mind in a fright

honestly im scared
that i will find him again
heard he kills grown men
not just the little children
not just the little children

i hope they are wrong
no one really knows for sure
all i really know
is what i am told of him
is what i have seen of him

my fear is greater
as i grow ever older
i need the light on
it seems i am a child at heart 
as he watches in the dark

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Trembling as the day approached trailing a thunderous storm darkness moved in fast earth trembling in the cold wind nature bursts with emotion
For Tanka me a sad song contest

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For  the umpteenth time,
I found myself in deep sea,
Sea of confusion,
As death looms over the earth,
Are we save? what can be done?.

CONTEST:"Five Lines or less" sponsored by Black Eye Susan

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The flying wheel spins,
screams of kids terrify me,
I hope they are fine

I hope they are fine
with hair sticking out like wheat,
" Stop that flying wheel! " I scream.

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Dark Night

Toward a twilight
I walk in search of a light,
Not recognizing
Ahead of that destiny
There is also a dark night.

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Rest in Peace, My Friend

I didn't know you,
I'm sorry for your loss, dear,
I don't have the clue,
But know everything's clear,
No, you don't want me to fear,
Hope to see you soon.

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the holy see

The Holy See 

Pope Benedict
Hands in his purple dress 
Fed up and tired 
Wonder if God in heaven 
Has not gone and retired too

Who will stand up
And defend the Christians 
A vanishing group 
In the sea of intolerant Islam 
Cowardly is our silence 

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Love You

total enchantment
the time I shared here with you
long past the times, few
sometimes I feel the cancer  
is in us both not just you

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Tears fall like raindrops My head is full to bursting Someone please listen Can’t you see that I’m struggling I’m scared of a little mouse
08~29~14 Written for Just One Tanka Contest Old and New Sponsored by Alfred Vassallo

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Moment of Decision-Tanka

Water's quiet pool
Silent movement of a deer
Darting motion of the eyes
A twig snaps, thirsty deer flees
Quiet water still

contest Tanka(s)

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Where Fear Expounds

The freezing front porch Holds many Jack-O-Lanterns Glowing with great pride Flooding the front porch with light For this very special night Witches fly about In the air with their old brooms Sure to curse someone With their evil laugh they have They work very late at night Black cats prowl the porch Looking for those who fear them They find some victims Over by the neighbors door A fear composed on this night This time of the year Where it’s cold and fear expounds People walk the streets Looking just for something sweet All this on Halloween night
Russell Sivey

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Moonlight Dream

I always said that i came alive at night
The same time the moon shined
I always felt powerful and strong
Doing everything possibly wrong
I remember seeing a girl walking the streets
Yellow ribbon dress running from me
I tried telling her not to worry 
But she started screaming
I snatched her up and shook her
stopped the screaming
stopped her breathing
Moonlight Dream

I awoke to the sound of sirens
Covered in blood that surrounded
My mother asked me why i did it
Confused by the second
I ran far away in an instant
Went a far distance
A village on the horizon
Near the Appalachian Mountains
I pleaded for help
No one seems to listen
They run

I run and run
Now out of breath
Figured out what was wrong
Can't take another step
I fall asleep on the ground
Listen to the wolves howl
I close my eyes and dream
Another dream
Another dream
Moonlight Dream

I always said that I came alive at night
The same time the moon shined
This time I saw a couple dining
I stood out the window and stared
My stomach ached of hunger
I waited for hours
A few hours went by 
They haven't came out 
feeling so hungry
Big appettite for your blood
That fake red love
Moonlight Dream

I crash through the window where you sit
You scream 
I tear your skin
Say goodbye 
I almost slurp 
I awoke to the sound of screams
Not sure what's going on
Had a bad dream
There's blood everywhere
I did this? 
I killed them?

This is my Moonlight Dream

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Tanka 2

This pressure on me
Rooms are closing in, can’t breathe
The worst is yet here
My heart is beating quickly
Panic, this pressure on me

© Holly P. Moore
    October 2012

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Death's Tune



Rotted corpses play
As dead trees disintegrate
Lost in their own fog
A song that I long to hear
Is lost in the obscure fear

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Claire's Love in Hell

Claire's hellish romance
Blissful with glittering scars,
Her quaint lover mugged
Her docility, bridling
Her marriage with sweet sorrows

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Fear is A Prison

                                                  Fear is a prison - 
                                    Unseen chains bind you from truth,
                                               Removing freedom,
                                    Shackling your future, your dreams,
                                          Holding your life in bondage. 

                                                Fear is a roadblock - 
                                        Blocking you from your desires,  
                                                Torturing your soul,  
                                           Stifling your creative juices,
                                      Holding you back from greatness. 

                                                Fear is not from God - 
                                         He can break fear's grip on you,
                                              He can loose your chains.
                                         Freedom is yours, if you'll ask.
                                          Fear need not be your master.

For Chris's Another Chance to Swing contest

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Drive -part 2-

Wanted to try Tanka--not sure if they ever come in pairs...but...

It has been hours
There is no more moisture left
No not even sweat
They spill her out of the sack
No tears to give them pleasure

No pleasure at all
Brown eyes glisten into theirs
The laughter has ceased
They cannot fathom she’s alive
The master looks at each face

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hells inferno

shrill screams of pain and
terror written on faces
of children running
to nowhere from hell on earth
delivered by winged demons

Written for Andrea Dietrich competition
simply this:top ten tanka

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Deep Fears

You see the ravens Skittering around old bones The ones on the graves Of the recently surfaced Here skeletons walk and talk Looking right at you Asking you over to them In front of a grave Just asking you to get in With the group laughing at you All fun and laughs, then Skeletons get serious Take you by the hand Yank you deep into the hole Of your final resting place Then you wake up fast Cold sweats running down your back But very happy That you are alive and well Lying in your comfy bed
Russell Sivey

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Some of their breast must
be removed....hoping cancer
won't return to haunt;
chemotherapy and pills for pain,
will a breast implant look real?

It's incurable
as Aids, if not caught early;
yes, death may occur...
tearing visitors apart
who can do nothing to help.

The patients suffer
silently seeking comfort;
offer them more than
consolation by squeezing
their cold hand before they die. 

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About time

About time you show up 

About time you help out 

About time you comfort me 

About time you decide to step up

About time you realized 

About time i that i left 

About time you felt lost 

Because with out me 

Your not everything you say

I was your world, and you weren't mine 

So listen now and hear out loud 

I miss you, but i never knew you 

This me telling you 

Now its time 

To go on your own 

While i go on my own.......

- samip mehta 

for those you cant say good bye...

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All Hallows Eve

And here are the trees Spooky silver tendrils flow With webs all throughout Tangling with the branches there Where screams of fears carry on A pumpkin farmer Harvests his crop to share it The neighbors love him For his pumpkins make perfect Jack-O-Lanterns for the night And the skeletons Of the yard just lay alone Fear is their approach To life, a great interlude Shining brightly in moonlight The scarecrow scares none None of the crows that fly there Nothing frightens them But a man and his rifle Then they will leave fearfully The bats in the air Stay atop of our large tree Waiting for children To cross their paths, and scare them They fear the cats however These black cats prowl The dark night, causing great fear To the passersby The superstition reigns high And scares most people at night Ghosts do fly around The undead love to see them They play all throughout The haunted house, imposing Fear to all those kids nearby Spiders are a stay This fearful time of the year They spin their white webs Scare anyone unprepared Feelings of dire pain is near Witches play their part In the cauldron of great fear Their cackling supreme Crawls down your spine when she’s near And her skin creates disgust All these great creatures Of the darkness in the night Do bring emotion Whether fear or elation Halloween sparks interest
Russell Sivey

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News of Pumpkin Man

News of pumpkin man With a pumpkin for a head A great big, large man Going down, waiting for you Looking into your window With him seeing in You find him, and scream in fear You flee, run away Never to look back again The fear lives in you always And the pumpkin man Lives on, story never told For the fear welts in A large lump within your voice He may still look in on you
Russell Sivey

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Black Velvet

my cloak of darkness blanket of night covers fear black velvet comfort wrapped tightly in falling sky silver starlight warms my soul

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New Face in Mirror

In the bright mirror I can see somebody else Who is this new face? Am I struck with amnesia? Or do I need new glasses? New face is a fright Pale, tired, long and so worn Is it really me? I cannot recall before My reflection in mirrors

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calloused hands touch me
icy feeling like winter
from his fingertips
I shiver from the contact
and plead for spring rain