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Fear of dying

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Fear of dying

Fear of dying

I have me no beliefs
To me they’re childish
And come through all the fear one has
To me they mean to wish
But I have faith that destiny
Will take me where it goes
Though what tomorrow well might bring
I really do not know.

I have no fear of dying
I’m not neurotic in this way
Though when the end does come to me
At the ending of my days
I may well panic, I don’t know
Whatever is will be
Yet while I’m here and filled with life
That’s good enough for me.

Belief is caused through fear
And when that fear is gone
Why is there need to worry
Whether life will still go on
Maybe once I never was
And I won’t be again
But I won’t let fear worry me
And drive my mind insane.

1 December 2013 @ 0715hrs.



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  1. Date: 12/24/2013 7:38:00 PM
    Thank you so much Michael, for all your wonderful comments, you seem to understand exactly what I am saying and tis is like honey to a bee for me. it Is Christmas day too, here in perth, and so many things to do. You have wonderful Christmas, my friend...peter

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 6:08:00 PM
    Hi Peter, a fine truthful write. What do people fear about dying? Is It the thought that it may be painful? Is It that they fear there is nothing more, there own fear of the unknown. I know someone who has the belief that when you die you spend eternity in a wooden box. Your poetry as always has a point Peter and you make it without being forceful. There is always a gentle flow to what you do. Well, it is Christmas day here Peter so i wish you, Vera and the family a Merry Christmas Yours..MIKE.

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 4:22:00 PM
    WOW powerful and emotional with ust enough honesty to your words. thanks for believeing. cheri

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/24/2013 7:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Cheri, I appreciate your comments very much. You have a fantastic holiday season, My friend peter
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 4:10:00 PM
    seem that too much anticipation breeds fear... lovely write with tinges of subsconscious tones, peter... huggs

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/24/2013 7:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Nette, You have a wonderful Christmas, and a fantastic new year....peter
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 3:53:00 PM
    - Many people use too much time to be afraid to die .... but we can not say :"no thank you, it does not fit today" ..... when death comes. - A very well written poem. - Thanks for the kind words on my last poem Peter, always nice with your visit. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/24/2013 7:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Anne-Lise for all your wonderful comments...Peter
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 3:05:00 PM
    Hi Peter, Nice write as there is no need to fear the unknown.. Ken

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/1/2013 3:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Ken, and I agree with you. I am only interested in the truth and there are to many stories created through fear. I appreciate your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 10:30:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poem Peter. It touches on the very deep reaching questions many of us have. And I enjoy reading all of your thought provoking work. Take care Peter.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/1/2013 3:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Vincent, it is a pleasure to me that some folk like yourself gain something from my writing....peter
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 7:13:00 AM
    well written as always, Peter...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/1/2013 3:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Bindu, I appreciate your comments....peter
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 3:43:00 AM
    Hi Peter! I enjoyed reading "Fear of dying" because it helped me with my fear. Especially the last stanza-that made a lot of sense to me! Thank you, Diane

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/1/2013 3:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Diane, I am so pleased that you gained something out of my words. This is the icing on my cake....peter