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Feverish Fear - A Visual Video Poem - in collaboration with Victor Buhagiar

POTD 13 March 2019 Welcome! - We are excited to release our very first Visual Video Poem. (I trust you will enjoy the complete production effects and the superb narration by Dorsey Jackson (Deeja) on the video above)
I recall the hopelessness that swept when it brought it’s dark decline Icy fingers of apprehension run the length of my spine not from cold but the memories of old from which I fled ~ its rule I defied Its hunger denied This town … this street … of the living dead Shrouded in its diabolical mystery my presence it senses I am the threat, the one who escaped Why then to this town do I return? The old loathsome brew that assail my nostrils of decay and something worse fills me with trepidation anew Thick cumulonimbus clouds race each other in rage Undoubtedly a storm to intimidate conjured from this portal to hell nursing a grudge to keep it warm Yet in a hubris state it shuns the Sun Cares not for its only natural habitants Twisted trees ~ spent and bent With deformed branches they seek Warmth, denied or dead searching for their leaves or for song birds long since fled What vindictive mockery It has already robbed me of all I hold dear Through my veins smoldering, fresh blood pumps Having crossed the invisible threshold of cowardice and reason this pure despicable entity has deviated from all considered good known to many as ‘demon from hell’ I'm now ready to meet..… Or retreat in defeat But never - never to fall under its spell I brace myself to stand my ground surveying the dark amber fog No demonic mutant is going to stop me now It creeps towards me shedding saffron sulfuric mist around I sense before I see its hesitation yellow livered it trembles as a Xanthus chill descends its spine It peers cautiously around In that split second like a thunderbolt comes a dawning and a realization This is nothing but a metaphysical manifestation A creation of our own endearing Our own fearful expectation I step in front of the hunchbacked muck That calls itself a living dead A putrid smell emanates from its fear It looks at me trembling in the knowing that I am the Victor ~ The combatant who sees through its guise set to bring about its demise I move forward My eyes a pair of slit scarlet daggers penetrates its whole entity covering its dull tawny skin with my piercing fiery darts stabbing delicate parts Burning to cinders peripheries I laugh as it cringes with anguish and tumbles down into a sewage filled ditch Begging for its own destruction In the dark starless night A heavy rain pours down on us A sickle appears in my hand The end is quick The storm passes And all is peace and quiet as I disappear into a spiritual sphere from whence I came
End note:
A dramatization of facing our ‘Inner demon’, a product and anchor point in our minds resultant of negative conditioning. As humans, we tend to cling to memories especially negative ones – Memories do not define us, it’s what we do and achieve that does. Once we ignore our inner negative voice, make the commitment and cross the ‘Invisible Threshold of Fear’, we vanquish ‘the demon’, a figment of our own creation, which then de-materializes, leaving us to pursue a more productive life.
Acknowledgements: My most sincere thanks to my friend Victor Buhagiar, a great poet and Co-writer of this poem.
Copyright March 2019 © Maria Williams | Victor Buhagiar Voice over – Dorsey Jackson (Deeja) Video arrangement, direction and compilation - Ron Williams Video editing, sound mixing, graphics - Jayne Hartano (Our very own Lariese.com Art Director)
POTD 13 March 2019

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Date: 4/9/2019 4:35:00 PM
So cool, I enjoyed the video!
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Maria Williams
Date: 4/9/2019 6:25:00 PM
Thank you Rick. Lovely to see you, I appreciate both your visit and support always....Maria Hugs
Date: 4/5/2019 2:33:00 PM
Wow... So stark and dark, I know how it is. I have been there before. Great write ma... It is also exceptional.
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Date: 4/6/2019 4:51:00 AM
Thanks Charles, so great that you visited and commented. I really appreciate both....Maria Hugs
Date: 3/31/2019 4:44:00 PM
Hello everyone that had some parts in this poem. You all did a great job. I enjoyed this poem. have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 4/4/2019 12:35:00 AM
Thanks so much Darlene, from everyone on the Team. You are most kind....Maria Hugs
Date: 3/30/2019 2:39:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD, deservedly so...
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Date: 3/30/2019 8:59:00 PM
Thanks dear friend .....Maria Hugs
Date: 3/15/2019 8:39:00 AM
WoW! Maria, I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this collaboration with you and Victor! It was amazing. Fear isn't nothing to play with it. For it paralayses you. There's differents types of fear, all versions of fear can be detrimental to a person's life.If a person can't deal with "it" on their own they must seek help professional or otherwise. The fact that this was visual, took this poem on another level. The narrator had a great voice.
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Maria Williams
Date: 3/17/2019 10:35:00 PM
Thanks Alexis, so lovely to see you my dear. Thanks from Victor and me, for your awesome insights, glad you liked it...Maria Hugs
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Alexis Y.
Date: 3/15/2019 8:40:00 AM
Congratulations to your both for getting the poem of the day. It was well deserved:-)Alexis
Date: 3/14/2019 6:53:00 AM
A very fine choice for POTD my dear friends. You and Victor both have created this great ART.... A fav......
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Date: 3/17/2019 10:37:00 PM
Robert my dear friend, thank you so much for the visit, always for the support and the fave. I'm so glad that you liked this. Gratitude from Victor and me....Maria Hugs
Date: 3/14/2019 12:05:00 AM
Back to congratulate y'all on receiving POTD...very well-deserved. (FAVED by-the-way)
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Date: 3/14/2019 5:34:00 AM
Thanks my dear Friend ..Love and Hugs, Maria
Date: 3/13/2019 11:38:00 PM
Fear can tangle around each and every emotion- never wanting to let go. Unless you choose untie the vines that bind. This is deep and powerful. The video adds even more depth and emotion. Congratulations Victor and Maria, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Date: 3/14/2019 5:41:00 AM
Thank you so much Brandy, yes you are so right about Fear, one has got to untie those vines that bind....Maria and Victor Hugs
Date: 3/13/2019 12:23:00 PM
Hi Maria and Victor, congratulations on being awarded POTD - a real honor and a truly deserved one. Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
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Date: 3/14/2019 5:54:00 AM
Thanks so much Jennifer, we truly appreciate your visit and lovely comment....Maria and Victor Hugs
Date: 3/13/2019 9:05:00 AM
A splendid production you two (and production crew)! Congratulations on POTD! xomo
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Date: 3/14/2019 5:55:00 AM
Thanks so much Maureen, we truly appreciate your visit and lovely comment. It really was a fun project enjoyed by all...Maria and Victor... Hugs
Date: 3/13/2019 8:38:00 AM
What talent! I am in awe! Congratulations!
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Date: 3/14/2019 6:02:00 AM
So lovely to see you Sunlite, thanks for the visit and comment. Appreciate it my friend....Maria and Victor Hugs
Date: 3/13/2019 8:27:00 AM
Congrats!!! dear friends...a creative masterpiece...from a dynamic duo...Victor & Maria...well worth the POTD!...love & light...^WW^...{*J*}
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Maria Williams
Date: 3/14/2019 6:04:00 AM
Ok next time then. We'll pull some real scaries out of the closet. Thanks for the return visit Wingy, appreciate it my friend....Maria
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Date: 3/13/2019 8:28:00 AM
...not scary enough lol...^WW^
Date: 3/13/2019 7:32:00 AM
This was a great collaboration on the spiritual battles that occurs in all realms ... Congrats on POTD Maria and Victor...
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Date: 3/14/2019 6:07:00 AM
Thanks so much Joseph, so glad you liked it. We truly appreciate your visit and comments ...Maria and Victor Hugs
Date: 3/13/2019 7:02:00 AM
Back with congrats Maria on poem of the day.
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Maria Williams
Date: 3/14/2019 6:10:00 AM
That's very kind of you Vijay, thanks so much for the return visit dear friend....Maria Hugs
Date: 3/13/2019 6:44:00 AM
Nice work, good demonstration, congratulations Maria on your poem of the day.
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Maria Williams
Date: 3/13/2019 6:51:00 AM
Thank you Okonkwo, both for the visit and lovely comment. So glad you liked it....Maria
Date: 3/13/2019 6:11:00 AM
A wonderful collaboration and video..Congrats on POTD.
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Date: 3/13/2019 6:50:00 AM
Thank you Si, so glad you liked it. Thanks always for the support, you know its appreciated....Maria hugs
Date: 3/13/2019 5:17:00 AM
- Really fantastic !!!! - Congratulations to both of you - Best wishes and hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/13/2019 5:44:00 AM
Thank you Anne Lise, so lovely to see you. It was a fun project, and I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks from Both Victor, me and the team. ...Maria hugs
Date: 3/13/2019 4:43:00 AM
Back with congrats Maria and Victor on POTD. Tom.
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Maria Williams
Date: 3/13/2019 5:45:00 AM
Thank you Tom, so lovely to see you again...Maria hugs
Date: 3/13/2019 2:05:00 AM
Excellent and Exceptional write. Well penned. Thanks for sharing it.
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Date: 3/13/2019 5:46:00 AM
So glad you liked it Ravi, appreciate your visit and lovely comments always ....Maria and Victor.
Date: 3/13/2019 12:21:00 AM
Excellent! Scary but cool...reminds me of the saying, "Face your fear and do it anyway". This is the first poetic video I've seen on PS and it's such a great idea. You and Victor and your whole team did a great job, especially considering the fact that this was your first production. What's next? A movie? lol
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Maria Williams
Date: 3/13/2019 6:20:00 AM
Thanks Carole, so glad you liked it my dear friend. Thanks from the Team. Now a movie, thats an idea. Would you be trying out for the part? ... Maria Hugs
Date: 3/12/2019 6:52:00 PM
A (((Spectacular))) modern majestic mosaic of Poetic Eye Candy...filled with timeless poetic verses from you and Victor, Maria...exceptional work from all involved...say hi to Ronnie...love & light to you and family...^WW^...{*J*}
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Date: 3/13/2019 6:22:00 AM
Thank you John, so glad you liked this. Not too scary for you :) Will pass on your love and regards, thank you for that, and the same to you and your lovely family... Maria Hugs
Date: 3/12/2019 7:50:00 AM
A double round of applause might not be enough to highlight the excellence of this striking collaboration, Maria & Victor (or vice versa). The content and end notes are meaningful and a delight to read....the video itself is quite dramatic. Best regards to both; hopefully we'll see more of your combined work. // paul
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Date: 3/13/2019 6:26:00 AM
That would be fun, and I hope so too Paul, time is a problem though. Thanks my dear friend for that double round of applause, I heard it all the way here :) Victor will smile at that, so appreciate your support always my friend....Maria hugs
Date: 3/12/2019 7:25:00 AM
WOW! A wonderful creation..kudos to you both Maria and Victor. You depicted well the discourse of inner voices.
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Maria Williams
Date: 3/13/2019 6:28:00 AM
Victor will join me in thanking you for your heartfelt and sincere support always Vijay, I truly appreciate you my friend....Maria hugs
Date: 3/12/2019 5:59:00 AM
One can only stand in owe before this extraordinary verbal and visual masterpiece! Provocative, profound and spiritual poem! Superb captivating narration! Congratulations to both of you Victor and Maria, Maria and Victor!
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Maria Williams
Date: 3/13/2019 6:33:00 AM
Wow what an amazing comment. Thank you my dearest friend, as you well know your sincere and heartfelt support is truly appreciated by both Victor and myself. So glad you liked this, means a lot....Maria xxx
Date: 3/12/2019 5:46:00 AM
just awesome awesomeness...love the video effects..
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Maria Williams
Date: 3/13/2019 6:35:00 AM
Thanks so much Martin, appreciate you ....Maria hugs
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