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Of What I Fear

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Of What I Fear

Death I do not fear But really I won’t know Until it has come near. A spider, snake or rat Appearing out of nowhere - Who’d not be scared of that? But what I fear the most Is not those things that I can see. Nor would it be a ghost. I think that it would be To live with suffering And great pain constantly. So many on this earth Live with different kinds of aches And sometimes since their birth! I’ve tasted of such pain And known the dread in thinking It all could come again. . . I think that it is plain What I fear is when my joys Could be outweighed by pain. Then if death were near, I’d welcome it, for surely I would swallow fear. Written late November 1, 2012 For Tanya Harrington What's Your Fear? Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 11/29/2012 11:23:00 AM
    A very belated congratulations in this Fear contest Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/24/2012 9:14:00 AM
    Great write Andrea, congrats are in order, blessings, Carl

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 11:29:00 AM
    Andrea, Congratulations with your thought provoking poem In Tanya's "What's Your Fear?" contest. Have yourself a nice sweet day.. always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 10:19:00 AM
    Soup Mail expressing strong displeasure!! LOL! : )

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 10:30:00 PM
    It's a beautiful poem friend Andrea...congratulations on your win on Tanya's contest. cheers!! (^_^) and thanks for dropping by on my poem. Love, Maria

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 9:22:00 AM
    I knew this would be a fantastic write when I saw the title. I enjoyed reading it.

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 11:25:00 PM
    Ho and congratulations, happy to share a spot with you and don't worry I have plenty of painkillers lol xx

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 10:57:00 PM
    Bravely written Andrea. congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 10:38:00 PM
    CONGRATS ANDREA ON AN EXCEPTIONAL WRITE AND WIN LUV .. WISHING U AND FAMILY A SUPER HAPPY THANKSGIVING LUV ..

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 9:42:00 PM
    I loved this when I read it the first time.. congrats my friend on your fantastic win :D cory

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 10:46:00 AM
    I don't fear death, I fear not living. Long after I'm gone I want my words to be read somewhere. Profound piece my dear Andrea. Hug n more Michael

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 11:51:00 AM
    I guess when a person is suffering you can see why they sometimes say they wish they would die. I agree that constant pain in life would be horrible and yet some live with it daily. An awesome poem on a good subject. love phyl

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 11:45:00 AM
    Andrea, you have expressed well what most feel. The thought of constant pain is terrifying. I fear the consequences of too much time used in search of things that have no eternal value. As for you... You need never fear penning a bad poem. Your posts are magnificent.... Jake

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 2:13:00 PM
    You never know till you get there - like the guy in Brideshead Revisited. Good stuff. Love, daver

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 9:23:00 AM
    Suffering is definately something that carries fear along with it, especially since we all know how dreadful suffering is! Great write Andrea

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 1:18:00 PM
    Pretty deep. Suffering sucks.

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 3:39:00 PM
    A very touching poem about some of those less fortunate than we who have and are suffering such horrific illness and pain. Why do some escape and others don't? We fortunate ones can only imagine... a beautiful write Andrea! Love, Jack

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 1:07:00 PM
    yes, such words of wisdom here, my friend

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 12:08:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your contest entry..Reads like a winner to me..Yes, pain whether emotional or physical is something to fear for it can make life miserable..Good luck in the contest..Thanks for your presence at my work..Sara

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 10:35:00 AM
    What a twist you have given to your fear story Andrea making it a superb write. Another Gem depicting the realms of pain one suffers during the sufferings, when joys vanish and only pain dwells. Incidentally ‘When joys vanish and only Pain dwells’ is the Topic of my Poem yet to be completed. Great write from a skilled and seasoned pen. My good wishes for your contest entry. I have placed today the Folk Love Story and hope you would find it interesting...Love and best wishes..Ravindra...Andrea D

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