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Farewell To Fear, I Sing S-L-O-W-L-Y

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Farewell To Fear, I Sing S-L-O-W-L-Y

Farewell To Fear, I Sing  -S-L-O-W-L-Y.

A nameless  fear grips me 
when your name is uttered
fragments of shunned past
rush in and push me back 
into that inferno, where you reign,
where you smile and scythe,
where you engulf  more than what you need.

I pray,
-my only arms against you-
winter will have you frozen
in breath and pith, squeeze
life out of you, 
burn the 'demon -you' to ashes;
make earth a better abode
for the meek ones' right to their share .

Your vile grin, diminished now,
my fear begone and low,
a lone bone gnawed by mongrel canines,
not any more.
My heart gathers grit 
bit by bit,with each beating pulse
...my prayers answered, 
to bright  moments of future I march.
... my farewell song to fear,
I sing.... S-L-O-W-L-Y.


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  1. Date: 2/11/2013 4:59:00 PM
    very good writing from you. Sometimes it takes time to get over something. Slowly was a good way to entitle this poem.

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 11:28:00 PM
    If SLOWLY works for you thats great....Seren

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 8:39:00 PM
    Soup mail

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 3:47:00 PM
    Very powerful piece, sometimes however Fear can be a valuable friend. Some ignore fear to their own demise. It is good to possess the power of discernment.

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 1:49:00 PM
    Creative work that you have penned..Fear can be paralyzing.Enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 1:00:00 PM
    Hi Mehnaz, thank you for the sweet hi... i hear you loud and clear... sometimes when fear is around... i sing a song that will heal my heart with a little prayer that will smooth my beating pulse.. a very deep image you sink under my skin...love this verse..xox~LINDA

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 12:13:00 PM
    Dark, powerful and excellent voice in this one. Enjoyed the read. Enjoy the bright moments !!!

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 12:09:00 PM
    I agree with Mark, your last stanza is very masterfully done Mehnaz! I loved what you have done here, you have written an amazing poem! What a powerful piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 11:53:00 AM
    Nicely done! Loved this work and in particular the whole last stanza.