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Near Fear

The sky slowly grows dark
Like a seeking, creeping, shark.
Moving shadows disappear, but something
ominous and wicked is near.
It holds promises of fear my dear.
Leaves commit to a dance
as if well organized and not by chance.
Will circumstance meet your demise or 
will it be a complete and unexpected surprise?
From the ground comes a moaning, groaning sound.
drumming, pounding, on your head.
Like the heartbeat of the long ago dead.
A wise individual once said, 
it is the curtain of our mind that reflects our dread 
making it real and not pretend.
The next time your fears begin to rise
Look within the window of your head
And shove them out until they are dead.

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  1. Date: 10/10/2012 5:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your outstanding featured poem this week Richard. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/18/2009 9:57:00 AM
    Thanks for your most gracious comments today. Sincerely, Moses

  1. Date: 10/18/2009 9:55:00 AM
    Your poem was brilliant in it's content, Richard. The curtain of the mind you mention, makes me think of the curtain, that separates the mind from it inner core, the sacred heart. The curtain that the death of Christ ripped from top to bottom.Smile. I don't know if this was your intention. At any rate a very great job on this one. Sincerely, Love, Moses