Fear Poem

What is Fear?

Fear Itself Is Undefined

© Bianca Flores
I lay on my bed soaking my pillow with my tears,
I try to remember exactly what it is that I fear.
Is it the passing of time or the love that I lack?
Is it the mistakes that I've made or the fact that I can't bring the past back?
What is it that I'm afraid of?
Why am I so scared?
Is it the people I've hurt or the people that have hurt me?
Am I afraid of everything that I cant seem to see?
Is it the love of a friend, or the loss of my family?
Is it the possibility that my life can end in a tragedy?
What is it that I fear most?
What do my eyes say I'm scared of?
Is it the sun that sets but won't seem to rise?
Is it the hope that I have that always seems to die?
Is it the trust of a person that I cannot begin to grasp?
Is it all the memories of my horrid past?
Is it me?
Can it possibly be that the thing I fear most is the thing I can't be?
The things that I try to understand?
The me that I try to be with when I'm feeling sad?
The person I'm expected to be? Is that what I fear? . . .
I think the thing I fear most . . .is me


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Published: Oct 2009

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  • This is me. All the way. I understand this poem to the fullest. I read this and I cried because I realized that it was so true. I realized this is what I fear, myself. It was a burden off my soul to know that. Thank you so much for writing this poem about yourself, which really taught me about myself.

    Shanice, South Carolina Submitted Dec 2010

  • Beautiful piece of poetry. Truly. I fully understand the meaning of the poem. It has explained to me my highest fear. Thank you

    Englans Submitted Jan 2011

  • Oh my...This shows my personality my life and what my true feelings about life are...I fear some things that I don't even know of...:'(

    Sana,Birmingham Submitted Feb 2011

  • I can relate to your feelings described in your heart-felt words when I am feeling down, which isn't that often, However, we all have days when things just don't seem right and we can't seem to get out of our own way !!

    Traci, Maine Submitted Sep 2011

  • This poem is as if someone reached into my soul and pulled out my feelings. It so adequately expresses my past and present ... it is so "me" that it is scary.

    M G,Illinois Submitted Sep 2011

  • I absolutely adore this poem. Its like this person has walked a mile in my shoes. I love how its worded, I love the way it makes you feel as your reading it. This poem was amazing. I want to tell the writer to keep writing. Your inspiring and reaching out to others! Good luck and thank you!

    Emily Submitted Oct 2011

  • This poem is cool, I'm using it for a school project that's how much I like it.

    Mandy Submitted Apr 2012

  • This poem made me want to think what my fears really are. I loved the part where it said the most I fear is me. This made me stop and think carefully about this wonderful piece of poetry. By the way I am Destiny, a student that is 12 years old.

    Destiny, Newyork Submitted Jun 2012

  • It's nice to see the questioning of fear. More must be done to thwart fears grip on us. Thanks for sharing.

    Joshua Cintron, US Submitted Dec 2012

  • I can relate to this in everyway because it shows my personality and a lot more but I really love this poem :)

    Jenny, Ontario Submitted Jan 2013

  • Wow! This is indeed a wonderful piece. You just made me realize many things about myself I have never thought of. Now I must overcome my self pessimism to overcome my fears. Thanks a whole lot.

    Iduh Daniel Submitted 3/15/2014

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