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FEARS

I made a journey through the thickets
In a forest deep down the red woods
The sun rays set on my shaved head
A sound of the rattle snake startled me
Which made me jump in fear
With every touch on my bare skin
Of leaves and grass under my feet.

I trebled in fear when the shrubs moved
With every shaking leaf of the woods
Darkness started to settle in quietly
Without even making a hissing sound
The lights in the clouds faded away
Like a candle fades out its light
With its last drop of the melting wax.

I walked for a while I heard a roar
Of a lion heading towards my direction
Gasping for the air I couldn't breath
In between my fears and bravely
I reached my breaking point 
Screamed my mouth off my face
And heard the roar fading away.

For a moment I laughed and shed tears
Tears of joy that I was safe and sound
I screamed again just to make sure
That I was not screaming in a dream
But screaming in reality of my fears
And it is then that I knew that my fears
Are the blocks blocking my very life
From moving ahead against the storms
Which blocks my way to victory.


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  1. Date: 11/5/2012 11:38:00 PM

    I could see the nightmare all before my mind's eye. This poem is all too inspiring! Once again, thank you for posting your beautiful poetry for us to read! I love the last stanza, how well you wrapped it up. Because the worst nightmares are usually in our reality. Excellent message. I'm inspired. Always, Laura

    WACHIRA Avatar BERNARD WACHIRA Date: 11/6/2012 12:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    THANKS A LOT LAURA. I APPRECIATE IT SO MUCH.
  1. Date: 10/18/2012 1:37:00 AM

    Great write Bernard! I love the way you've described the fears and the conclusion you've made in regards to fear and its effect on individuals realizing their full potential. Nice!

    WACHIRA Avatar BERNARD WACHIRA Date: 10/18/2012 1:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    THANKS A LOT VICKY. I APPRECIATE IT