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Fear

It rises slowly, catching in my throat The bile, thick, putrid, unable to swallow A stench, repulsive, permeates my senses Cold, clammy fingers trickle down my back Helpless, shaken, frozen in place My eyes closed, or are they I can't see. Don't want to see, afraid Something evil has invaded my space And I do not want to give it shape or form I already know its name. In my imagination I sink, cower Seeking refuge in the shadows Mind racing, shutting out rational thought Seeking instead avenues of mental escape It is too late. I am devoured Random thoughts on the clutches of fear For Debbie Guzzi's “Fear” contest Bob Quigley Feb 7, 2012

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  1. Date: 2/15/2012 9:06:00 AM

    excellent fear poem, Bob, like this. harry

  1. Date: 2/13/2012 9:10:00 AM

    Good luck in the contest, hope you don't have to face that fear!

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 11:18:00 AM

    Great description of the fear,Bob.One of the best I`ve seen.Take Care,Arild

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 5:09:00 PM

    a winner for me, bob.. so intricately woven!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 2/8/2012 9:40:00 PM

    Bob, you have a decently descriptive poem here. Just correct two small errors: In the fifth line of your second verse, remove the apostrophe from "it's". In the fifth line of your third verse, change "to" into "too". Those corrections will make your entry more viable in the competition.

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley Date: 2/8/2012 10:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're right of course on both points. I stand corrected.
  1. Date: 2/8/2012 1:15:00 PM

    Wow, I love this piece, Bob. Many congrats on your wins : )

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley Date: 2/8/2012 10:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Jack
  1. Date: 2/8/2012 4:41:00 AM

    Perfectly captured the emotion Bob, all the best Debbie's contest :) Wilma

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley Date: 2/8/2012 10:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Wilma
  1. Date: 2/7/2012 6:50:00 PM

    Bob, I entered an oldie of mine just now, and yours if very much like mine!! An unknown presence that very suddenly "devours" or startles!! I am sure Debs will enjoy it.

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley Date: 2/7/2012 10:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'll be anxious to read it. Good Luck
  1. Date: 2/7/2012 6:50:00 PM

    oops a type below. I mean "is" for "if."

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 12:44:00 PM

    Bob, you described so perfectly what fear can do to someone. A great poem. Best wishes to you in the contest!! Hugs, Gail

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley Date: 2/7/2012 1:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Gail. Hope we share the winners circle
  1. Date: 2/7/2012 11:12:00 AM

    Fear indeed, a very imaginary expressed poem, Good luck in the contest.God bless you.Erich

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley Date: 2/7/2012 11:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Erich