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Famous Scared To Death Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Scared To Death poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous scared to death poems. These examples illustrate what a famous scared to death poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Bosselaar, Laure-Anne
...g, driving around
in a jean-shirt over my night-gown,
reciting Baudelaire aloud — 

 like an idiot ¬— unable to sleep, 
scared to death by my longing for it,
death, so early in the morning, driving 
until the longing runs on empty?
The windshield wipers can’t 

 keep up with this deluge,
and I almost run over it, a flapping
white thing in the middle of the street.
I step out, it’s a gull, one leg
caught in a red plastic net

 snared around its neck.
I throw my shirt o...Read More

by Stojanovic, Dejan
...If we had true insight 
We would be scared to death, 
We would not be able to see anything, 
We would see everything and see nothing. 

Senses empower limitations, 
Senses expand vision within borders, 
Senses promote understanding through pleasure. 
Without pleasure there is no sight or measure. 

Total knowledge is annihilation 
Of the desire to see, to touch, to feel 
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by Masters, Edgar Lee
But that day, walking near Fourth Bridge,
Without a stick or a stone at hand,
All of a sudden I saw him standing,
Scared to death, holding his rabbits,
And all I could say was, "Don't, Don't, Don't,"
As he aimed and fired at my heart....Read More

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