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My One fear

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My One fear

My younger years were free from fear,
No threat of danger coming near.
No phobias that come to mind.
I release all spiders that I find.
I do not care for mice or rats,
Or slimy snakes or flying bats,
I’m protected from them by my cats.

So I think that my only fear
Is losing someone I hold dear.
Until thirty-five, my life was charmed.
I was defenseless and unarmed
When my beloved daddy died.
Bitter were the tears I cried,
And now I’ve lost so many more,
It’s been like one big one-way door.

I’d like to have a strong iron fence
To protect from ills and accidents
The precious ones that I hold dear.
To lose them is my biggest fear.


Written October 29th, 2012

For Contest  "What's Your Fear?"

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  1. Date: 1/25/2013 5:41:00 PM
    Nice to read your write this evening. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 11:20:00 AM
    A very belated congratulations in this Fear contest Joyce. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 11:26:00 AM
    Joyce, Congratulations with your thought provoking poem In Tanya's "What's Your Fear?" contest. Have yourself a nice sweet day.. always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 2:49:00 PM
    We all have that fear. You have written very nicely about the subject. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 1:23:00 PM
    wow, you did a GREAT poem for the contest. I think maybe nobody else chose this fear that you chose. Big congrats in the contest, Joyce.

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 11:20:00 PM
    Congratulations Joyce, I think this is a fear we all have but you voiced it so well xx

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 10:26:00 PM
    CONGRATS JOYCE ON THIS SENSITIVE SUBJECT OF LOSING LOVED ONES .. CAN UNDERSTAND SO WELL .. OUR PETS PROTECT US FROM CREEPY THINGS LIKE RACCOONS AND POSSUMS .. SO ENJOYED AND U DESERVED THIS BIG WIN LUV ..

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 9:39:00 PM
    I have a fear of loosing someone close but know I will see them again.. Congrats on your win cory

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 11:26:00 AM
    Joyce: This is a very well written poem about fear. Your last stanza says it all. Joyce - you have a special way of writing poetry that draws the person to it. Thanks for sharing and I know that you will be a winner. Many blessings. Lucilla

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 8:27:00 AM
    Wow, this is very good, Joyce. I enjoyed this so much.

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 9:14:00 PM
    Nobody is lost yo you Joyce as a matter of fact its been a blessing for them to have known you. Good write, Blessings, Carl

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 9:09:00 AM
    so well written and so perfectly expressed!

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 7:58:00 AM
    Wow! You have a gift with words. Thanks for another moving poem.

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 1:29:00 AM
    Reads like a winner to me Joyce.. Hope your staying safe from the storm xxx

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 12:57:00 AM
    Beautiful and very touching. All the best for the contest.

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 12:55:00 AM
    What a beautiful poem Joyce...You have given me another Fav. :o) I think yours is a winner.