Poem of Fear

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(This is a poem I wrote way back in high school.  We were supposed to give a human voice to something without form.  I think that was the assignment.  I chose ‘fear’ and it came out really good.  I’ve revived it a few times over the years, especially since the original was lost long ago during one of the college moves.  Figure this is a good week to do it once more and introduce new people to the poem.)

The darkest depths of the mind are my playgrounds

I am omnipotent

Spiders, heights, and death are my faithful minions

I am everlasting

Both strong and weak fall before me

I am destructive

My power will consume the cosmos

I am unbeatable

This world would be nothing without me


About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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6 Responses to Poem of Fear

  1. Whoa. A terrific poem, Charles.


  2. L. Marie says:

    Wow! This is great! And you wrote Immortal Wars back in high school too? Did any of your teachers nurture your writing ability?


    • A few did. Mostly corrections on grammar and tense usage. One teacher said that I might write the Great American Novel just to prove people who said I couldn’t wrong. Not sure where all of that defiant drive and spit went since now I’m a total ball of anxiety and doubt. I didn’t really show off any of the Immortal Wars stuff until college. That didn’t go too well.


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