Fear is a shadow
Stark as unreality
A seductive snare
Refusing its perspective
I choose to live in the light

For Colleen’s poetry challenge

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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12 Responses to Fear…

  1. Reblogged this on Bilocalalia – talking about living in two places and commented:
    I wrote a very similar poem last month, which seems to fit the theme of the day: hope and light.


    It’s that other thing with wings
    in the belfry, hanging like a pendulum
    in the pit of the stomach, just a rustle,
    harder to face than a full-blown roar,
    whispering, a little stone in the shoe
    upsetting our balance just a bit, hidden
    because we have to hide it,
    even from ourselves, feeding
    on darkness and secrets, nibbling
    at the corners of our thoughts.
    It’s the creaking of a closed door,
    a quick shadow past the window,
    creeping ever closer, unstoppable
    until we stand up
    and turn on a light.

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  3. Colleen Chesebro says:

    Excellent analogy, Sue. It is the light that draws us closer always. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Erik says:

    How perceptive that you describe fear as “seductive” here. On the surface, most people would say that they “hate fear.” But as with worry and regret, there is a sort of siren song that draws people in, enticing them to feed its insatiable appetite, even as they are consumed.

    Fear in balance serves a place. Fear that doesn’t lead to action, however, is just a drain on precious resources of soul.


    • Sue Vincent says:

      Being in a state of fear can be a security blanket…it is familiar and therefore comfortable, even when unpleasant. Stepping away from unfounded fears is as liberating as taking action because of justified fear.

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