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If I Don't Say It ....

.... I won't make it real.
If there is nothing to fear
but fear itself, why is anything scary?
Like waiting for test results
knowing its all in God's hands
anyway, why fear the worst?
Will I die?
Of course I will, but not today.
Never come what may ... today.
Is it time to merge into traffic?

If I don't say it ...
the laundry will still get done,
then I'll have some fun,
won't have to run.
To where?
I'm always over there
anyway, why hope for new
or different, or that a mirror
won't be there.
Here comes the elevator again.

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  1. Date: 4/13/2010 3:48:00 PM
    this one speaks to me. john h loving iii

  1. Date: 4/13/2010 3:35:00 PM
    Dear Sue, thank you for the kind words about my poem. I’m still somewhat in the dark as to why I’m being congratulated since I understand that everybody is featured in turn. Isn’t that just a regular procedure? I read your poem, If I Don’t Say It, it’s very good and very true. But why worry about things that may never happen? That way one can die a thousand deaths instead of just one. Love, Amy.

  1. Date: 4/13/2010 2:19:00 PM
    Well Sue, I'm thinking a crisis has entered, and if so, take firm hold, you're in for the ride of your life ! If not a crisis...I'm puzzled with this onee ! lots o luv james

  1. Date: 4/11/2010 6:40:00 AM
    Well penned poem. I enjoyed it

  1. Date: 4/10/2010 7:56:00 PM
    Great poem, Sue! Sometimes we think we can avoid reality, but it always catches up to us. Well done, my friend! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/10/2010 2:45:00 PM
    The ups 'n down thing. Hard to stop rationalizing. I like your ending. Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/10/2010 2:37:00 PM
    Oh Boy, do I ever hear you on this one. I sometimes have to stop and say, okay Phyl breathe just stop and breathe and get on with things. You cannot control everything in your world. An excellent write. God Bless Phyo

  1. Date: 4/10/2010 12:21:00 PM
    I have felt this way....If I don't say it...perhaps I can ignore the fear... Well said in this poem, Sue. Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 4/10/2010 12:09:00 PM
    A good write of fear, if I read it right. I really like this. Keep delving deeper Tony