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Night Awakes Fear

Walking alone in the middle of the night
Holding hands with the cold in the pale moon light

I hear more than my footsteps; look over my back
The shadows from the trees were on the attack

I walked a bit faster, my heart began to race
The mist from my breath teased the skin on my face

Should I make a right? But I look to the left
In between my imagination and reason sat a cleft

I began to panic, but what the heck for?
Because fear was of the essence and nothing more

Sounds ricocheted off of who knows where
Like a scene displaced from your worst nightmare

Something was watching or following me
I was just waiting for something to jump out of a tree

Or grab my shoulder or touch my back
Causing me to urinate before I have a heart attack

I took a deep breath and leaned against the next street light
It must be my mind playing tricks on me tonight




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  1. Date: 4/27/2011 9:51:00 AM
    Just stopping by today to thank you for all your kinds comments Kristina. Hopefully they will get the site back up and running correctly for everyone soon. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/9/2011 11:09:00 AM
    The scene of fear created by you really works well in this mysterious write and thanks for liking my Pearl like Tears'. Love and best wishes...Ravindra.......Kristina Reid-Hansen

  1. Date: 4/7/2011 8:12:00 AM
    Interesting poem here, very scary, yet brilliant imagery. enjoyed. Harry

  1. Date: 4/7/2011 4:41:00 AM
    Great Halloween verse! [Yes please do research and write of Norse shamanism if you like!} light & Love

  1. Date: 4/7/2011 2:51:00 AM
    Held me captured from the first line, glad I chose this one to read. Love the darker poetry and this one illustrates the worse fear we can have. Those lurking in our mind. WOW! right back at this imaginative write.

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 8:03:00 AM
    enjoyed reading this. liked the first line, holding hands with the cold. a very creative piece of poetry.

  1. Date: 2/23/2011 9:12:00 AM
    Excellent Couplet, Kristina. I enjoyed this story. And thanks for leaving comments on "Open Your Mind". It's just my belief, and trust me I'm in no way, wise, but I beleve that the heart makes you want the best for yourself and those you love, but your mind helps you see what your heart may be kind of blind to; Also from the heart comes, hatred, jealousy, love also. Enjoyed your poem. And welcome to PS. You'l like it here. : ) Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/23/2011 7:51:00 AM
    Oh Dear Christopher...now who says that "My Beauty" is that of a she??? =0) But Handiwipes are always good to have nearby, huh? Robert...Thank you for the compliments and Hitendra...My heart has been wrong before and so I follow with my mind now, which also tends to not always be right...yikes...what a dilemma=0(

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 6:58:00 AM
    Good set of rhyming couplets. Both individually and collectively, they convey vivid descriptiveness.

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 6:17:00 AM
    Kristina - mind & heart game in poetic weave. Mind may give wrong answer but heart is always right. Thnxs for stopping by and commenting on my poem," Dying for rights......". Luv & Best wishes - Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 6:03:00 AM
    Ps. Smile ~ I Am sorry dear Kristina but for Some Reason I thought "Your Beauty" had a BackpaK??? But upon reread I See that it wasn't The Woods but Your Neighborhood that "Your Splendours" was journying through so, perhaps some HandiWipes would be more fitting for "Your Treasures" purse; just a thought??? And as for the equation my dear -- just having a bit of fun with my first Cuppa ~ love, Always, christopher ~

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 5:46:00 AM
    lol...hahaha..Yeah Christopher that is cute! Toilet paper in my purse...check! But you might have to elaborate on this smile equation..I am lost =0o

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 5:30:00 AM
    = 0 ± 3 = -4. = *Smile!:) ~

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 5:26:00 AM
    Smile ~ I was just reading a few poes here at this place and found Again that the Usual darkness had made its way back amid full force once more my dear but don't let such continual images affect yourself for its All merely in Truth but a quickly fading Mirage....Also, just in case my dear, you may wish to consider perhaps taking a roll of toilet paper with You on those midnight walks henceforth; just a thought ~ love, Always, christopher ~

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 5:22:00 AM
    Thank you =0) Do me a favor and make sure you rate my work for me....

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 5:04:00 AM
    Good narration nicely worded Night awakes fear, kristina