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If I Weren't Afraid

If I weren’t afraid,
I’d see every last shade
in the ocean. I’d see
the nuts high in a tree,
I’d see joy in the miles
and a dance on the tiles.

If I weren’t afraid,
I would hear serenades
in the dark. I would hear
all the love in a tear,
I’d hear life in a scream
and the words in a dream.

If I weren’t afraid,
I‘d feel promises made
in the dew. I would feel
all the luck at my heel,
I’d feel time in the sands...
and my life in your hands.



13 September 2019
Written for Line's ‘If I weren’t afraid’ contest, although I forgot to actually enter it!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 10/14/2019 4:06:00 AM
Nice poem. Bless you always with love and prayers for joy in your words, Gina
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 10/14/2019 10:05:00 AM
Thank you so much Gina x
Date: 9/26/2019 8:19:00 AM
O Nina, what a rich lovely poem. LOVE your imagery. Nobody would believe that I could have possibly N/A'd such a wonderful poem.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 9/27/2019 7:39:00 AM
Thank you Line - that comment's enough for me! I've removed the reference to it getting an N/A - I only added that because I was about to enter it for an "N/A second chance" contest when I realise I'd never entered it in your contest!
Date: 9/18/2019 8:26:00 AM
Perfect!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 9/27/2019 7:36:00 AM
Why thank you!
Date: 9/17/2019 7:15:00 PM
beautifully penned, loved these thoughts, hear love in a tear, words in a dream, just wow...ending was perfect! Lovely write! :) hugs
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 9/27/2019 7:36:00 AM
Thank you very much Sandra :-)
Date: 9/16/2019 1:35:00 PM
fear can hold us back so much Nina, we can miss out on so much:-( hugs jan xx
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 9/17/2019 9:44:00 AM
it's the story of my life in a lot of ways. However putting our writing out there is brave, so I'm told! So yay to us!
Date: 9/15/2019 6:50:00 PM
VERY poetic!! Especially compared to MINE I wrote. haha Love it, Nina.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 9/17/2019 9:43:00 AM
Aw thanks Andrea. Too humble, as ever :-)
Date: 9/15/2019 5:19:00 AM
Love this Nina, the poem and the rhythm is amazing.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 9/17/2019 9:43:00 AM
Thank you very much Harry, that's very kind!
Date: 9/13/2019 6:38:00 PM
This is AMAZING. ;) I think this brilliantly captures how we can miss experiencing the fullness of life because of fear... Well done! *clapping*
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 9/17/2019 9:42:00 AM
*Bowing with a little blush* Thank you Rhona. I really value your opinion :-)
Date: 9/13/2019 1:01:00 PM
That was fun and sweet and read at a rapid pace as if it were running from something it was afraid of. : )
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 9/17/2019 9:42:00 AM
Thank you Chris! The first verse kind of splurged out so I stuck with the pace!