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Fear Poems

Fear Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about fear. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for fear.

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Premium Member Scarecrow In Still Life
The scarecrow silently screams in a still life silhouette,

dripping lines of dampened darkness across the vignette.

With ragged coverings drooping, pinned to a pecking post,

he shivers in stillness, always threatened by the host.

A murder flaps in frozen time, neither future nor...Read More
Categories: art, bird, dark, fear, irony, scary, time,
Form: Rhyme

Innocence Lost
Her hair was fire her eyes the sea,
standing face to face your no longer free.
Like a spell that's cast your minds not your own,
prisoner of love in the danger zone.

A daydream would flash when I felt her near,
I'd open a...Read More
Categories: fear, family,
Form: Rhyme
Seek for Wisdom, and she’ll remain.
But only if you do retain.
Seek for Wisdom with all your heart.
It can keep things from falling apart.
Seek for Wisdom, with all your might.
Every day, and Every night.
Wisdom is a very sharp sword.
The Beginning of...Read More
Categories: fear, bible, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Black Widow Spider
I'm smaller and harmless if I'm male
and I have no venom. I'm dangerous 
and much bigger if I'm female. It's hard 
to tell my sex, so I avoid me all together
Better safe than sorry!

I look innocuous. I'm no bigger than...Read More
Categories: fear, insect, nature,
Form: Personification
Premium Member A Lull

The earth stood still

Flags hung limp,

Not a breeze across the hill

An obsidian sky

Restless, waiting,

It was coming, by and by.

Waiting to vent

Hidden fury

The atmosphere, malcontent,

A storms a-coming

Have no doubt,

Worried faces... fingers drumming.

Entry for
Pick-A-Title,  Vol 14 - Tristich - Poetry Contest,
Sponsored...Read More
Categories: fear, storm,
Form: Tristich

Pitbull or Poodle
Guns blaze while bodies pile high
Somewhere you’d hope 
They’d be done with the lies
The ones that are talking
they don’t wear the vest
they’re just some more fodder
who hide with the rest
Don’t chain your soldiers
Those who hunt in the dark
Its them these...Read More
Categories: fear, betrayal,
Form: Free verse
The Drums of Time
The ceaseless beating of a drum,
Fast marks the days ‘til we are done.
The time will come, the time will come.

Listen, listen, can you hear it?
Growing louder as you near it,
Men of courage cowering fear it.

A distant, daunting, haunting hum,
Vibrations of...Read More
Categories: fear, age, time, universe,
Form: Rhyme

~~A Unique Wedding Ring~~

BRIDES have wedding rings so lovely,
in all colors, some with precious stones,
But you may not have mine, it's too

BRIDES really are their husband's sunshine,
in dresses traditional or new.
But I was married wearing a raincoat,
Love makes the vows,...Read More
Categories: fear, happiness, marriage, poetry, romantic,
Form: Free verse
A Warrior's Fight
It's been said that
God gives his hardest battles
To his strongest soldiers.
Those who endure
The seemingly impossible
And unimaginable
Continue to faithfully fight
To the bitter end.
A warrior's valor tested
Time and time again
Ends in the same result.
Like an eternal flame
The fighter within them remains
Giving up...Read More
Categories: fear, character, courage, faith, inspirational,
Form: Prose
Now Think This: A Journey of Faith, Hope and Trust
As we walk the down
The path of life
We find some areas aren't
As well lit as others.
And it's within these sections
That our hope seems to fade
As we go through them.
Fears begin to surface
When we can't see
What's in front of us,
Questions of...Read More
Categories: fear, hope, inspiration, uplifting,
Form: Free verse
Etymological fervor kindles logorrhoea
Hence no surprise... yes
recherché rhetorical flourish(es) impress,
yet mine deliberate vocabulist predilection,
I haint gonna stress
aforementioned quirk
also includes zero apr

(annual percentage rate),
may be subject with excess
sieve jejune ennui pullulating Kudzu like
indecipherable haphazard gobbledygook mess
abhorrent brashness claptrap discouraging
further harrowing progress
into thicket of verbiage,...Read More
Categories: fear, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, august,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
The Beast
Terror Awaits my heart As the beast stalks the night pining after my soul.  

Feeling myself with fear. 

I say to myself that I must be gone from this place I no longer deserve my breath. 

Tears streaming...Read More
Categories: fear, anxiety,
Form: Free verse

it was a dark november day
the clouds hanging ominous
time seeming to stand still
the sun long gone astray

in a dark most somber mood
we headed toward memorial hill
feeling quiet lost in deep in thought
facing our mortality each in solitude

one of so many...Read More
Categories: angst, death, fear, funeral, introspection, life, silence,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE BRINK
Long narrow alleys without any lights 
With a smell of decay 
Lost in silent hemispheres where the fear really bites
Where the cross is sent on its way 
Where tenderness has never been 
And none of the children dare to play...Read More
Categories: fear, betrayal, deep, introspection, life, memory, perspective,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member MY SOUL - TWIN FLAME
TAKE MY SOUL – My Twin Flame

?The Material one Wonders, sewing doubts, maybe?
The Soul completes, two emerge as one,
The chaos of the divide collapses
Material succumbs to pressure as diamonds

Obstacles fade, diminishing, unseen evermore,
Where comes these Shadows of material world,
Sewing doubt,...Read More
Categories: fear, i love you, love, miracle, spoken word,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member no fear no practice
fear no fear
fear no evil
evil harms no evil
evil harms no fear
evil's practice is evil's fear
evil's practice is evil's harm
a harm of practice is a harm of fear

evil harms evil
no evil is no fear
no evil is no practice
fear is an illusion...Read More
Categories: dark, evil, fear,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Quandary: After I Sleep, After I Sleep

Quandary: After I Sleep, After I Sleep

This happens just beyond you know,
A field of pleasure and delight,
Where frost once held and now let free,
Need I of sleep, so I must go.

Think different should I remain,
To set my sights, a righteous...Read More
Categories: fear, sleep,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Dream
The dream

The dream is mine
but this is you who are constantly ,
walking through
from morning till night
dancing and singing freely
without any fear.

Just like sparrows which flying
in the sky
from morning till night
dancing and singing freely
without any fear
even of my dreams.


...Read More
Categories: fear, art, beauty, culture, dream, flower, health, poems,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Often
So often you have fear of what I did
with thoughts way deep inside from days of youth.
But darling I must ask you to forgive
because the love I have’s the only truth.

So often you have fear that love gets killed.
You cannot...Read More
Categories: fear, heartbroken, love,
Form: Sonnet
Poverty trap
They tell them the reality of yesterday is their tomorrow
Save the cries for different versions of sorrow
The world is hash but there is a God who is omnipotent
The world has abundance if they choose to be content
If their dwelling is...Read More
Categories: fear, africa, patriotic, political, pollution, poverty, power, prison,
Form: Free verse
Child Soldier
My village was dusty and burning
Everyone was screaming and running
I stood dumb in the chaos, my eyes rolling
Tried to listen out for mother’s calling

The noise of death was the only sound
My pants wetted, a boot pinned me to the ground
My...Read More
Categories: fear, africa, child, child abuse, children, conflict, courage,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I, am a Warrior
I am a survivor, a warrior,
no matter how far I fall in this life!
My short time full of hurts and scars,
all my journals read like memoirs;
I endured the wreck of childhood,
before many tombs-   I have stood;
I have...Read More
Categories: fear, life,
Form: Rhyme

This one time I know I was  caught below the belt
No doubt I got it wrong and I'm far from my best
My last chilling and coin now I've lost to the bet
Without the...Read More
Categories: fear, death, desire, fate, history, memory, remember,
Form: ABC
Leader of the home with virtuous height
Bracing up family with grand posture
Governing prudently by great faith’s might  
He’s our Daddy in his godly gesture.

Daddy dearest is our human fortress.
He loves us as he trusts the Lord* Who’s great.
Assertively pointing...Read More
Categories: fear, appreciation, blessing, christian, faith, father, god, leadership,
Form: Ode
I am a firefly
I am a firefly 
You are my dark sky 
You give me reason to shine
You give me season to shine
My shine is different from star
You are my reason to start

I am a firefly,
You are my dark sky...Read More
Categories: fear, film, i am, international, joy, metaphor, poetry,
Form: Lyric