Fear Poems

Fear Poems

Poems about Facing Fear

Fear is a part of life. It is part of the range of feelings that humans experience on a daily basis. In our culture, fear has come to be experienced as negative. However, the truth is that fear is a perfectly normal feeling to experience and we would all feel a lot better if we simply allowed ourselves to feel it fully. If we do not we will have somatic symptoms of fear that are much more painful than simply allowing the feeling to be felt.

32 Poems about Difficult Decisions

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  1. 1. The Genius Of The Crowd

    Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) warns of people who say one thing but have actions that show something different. The hypocrisy of these people is extremely dangerous, and their hatred creates an incredible amount of destruction. Charles used his writing to shed light on the less glorious parts of urban life. Some people were offended by his writing style, but he held back nothing.

    There is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the average
    Human being to supply any given army on any given day

    And the best at murder are those who preach against it

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  3. 2. Consumed

    • By Elliee May
    • Published: March 2014

    Fear consumes my everyday life. It stops me from doing the things I love and being the person I want to be the most. Nobody knows of my fears, and the only way I felt that I could express myself was by writing up this quick poem. I hope you enjoy. :)

    Dark mornings know me best,
    Know the fear I suppress.
    It consumes my heart,
    Constricts it tight.

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  4. 3. The Secrets We Hide

    • By Tiffany Franklin
    • Published: February 2008

    In life we all struggle. To me, the worst struggle of all was my parents' divorce. This poem is to all the people who have hidden secrets and struggled in life.

    We struggle to have meaning
    in this world, which we all know.
    We try, but yet we wonder
    where we all should go.

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    Poetry is life, it gives hope to the hopeless and stimulates courage.

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  6. 4. Baby Blues

    I struggle with Depression and Anxiety, and I have this fear that I will pass the gene to my children because it runs in my family. I love kids and I do want to have some one day, but this is the only thing that would hold me back. This poem is about deciding whether I'm going to take the chance or save them from any possible hurt. I wouldn't want them to go through this, but I also wouldn't want to deprive a child of a life.

    No words can describe what I feel when I look at you.
    The glory of your smile brings light to this place.
    So simple yet so impossible to understand.
    Every move you make is taken in with grace.

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    This is exactly how I feel. I have always suffered with mental health issues, but when my partner left me last year, I fell to pieces. Even more than a year on, I struggle every day with...

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  7. 5. The Hunter Of Utterance Of Destruction

    • By Bet Dotson
    • Published: December 2007

    Verbal abuse poem. This poem was written about people who utter words that are destructive to friendships and relationships.

    He's the hunter of utterance of destruction
    He sleeps when I'm awake
    I long to hear him whisper
    To give my ears a break

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    That poem was so deep and thoughtful. I can tell that the author put much effort into it to write it. It inspired me because I have been verbally bullied before and I like to write poems...

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  8. 6. Mirror

    Sylvia Plath was an American author and poet who lived from 1932-1963. She was a driven person, and she graduated summa cum laude from Smith College in 1955. Despite her success, Plath struggled with depression, and committed suicide in 1963. This poem shows the struggle a woman has with her identity as she grows older and begins to lose her youthfulness. It also uses personification by giving human characteristics to the mirror.

    I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions.
    Whatever I see I swallow immediately
    Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.
    I am not cruel, only truthful,

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    A mirror never lies. It shows what is what exactly. Just as Plath writes: "I am silver and exact". The truth of our mortality is what we keep on negating and the speaker too finds it hard to...

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  10. 7. O Fear

    I wrote this poem to encourage others and to share that we should always believe in ourselves. We should be brave enough to overcome all fears in our lives.

    You made me run away
    from those who loved me anyway.
    You pushed me down into the vanity,
    blindfolded me from every reality.

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    Thank you, Eric. Yes, fear usually keeps us away from our desires. It makes us doubt our own ability, and we spend our whole life thinking that we are not good enough, but the moment we...

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  11. 8. Thoughts Of A Convict

    • By Luis Verduzco
    • Published: October 2009

    Someday the gates will open,
    and once more I'll be free.
    A fact that makes me wonder,
    "What will become of me?"

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    I am a female who is out on parole. I spent 5 years of my life in prison for my crime. They said my punishment was for rehabilitation, but instead they just locked me away. I didn't learn how...

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  12. 9. Traffic Light

    • By Linda Grantham
    • Published: April 2011

    My mum helped my brother through his fight with a brain tumor for over 18 years. When he did pass, she felt life wasn't worth living without him and went into a spiraling depression. No one knew what to say to her other than the usual things to support someone you love. So I thought I'd try to write what she was feeling, and I gave it to her to let her know I understood.

    This traffic light inside my head
    Is always green and never red.
    My thoughts, my dreams, and all my fears,
    They all speed past my listening ears.

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    Blessings to you all, I can't say what brought me to this site other than the Holy Spirit. And it allowed me to pause for quite some time reading all of the poems and feedback posted. I know...

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  13. 10. The Shatter Of My Tear

    • By Elysa
    • Published: February 2015

    You always hear about devastating heartbreaks. Although it may have never happened to you personally, a lot of teenagers go through a heartbreak. This is to the people who have heard all these stories and then never loved because of that.

    Afraid to love
    Afraid to hold
    All the stories untold
    Why am I afraid

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    This poem really touched my emotions. I'm a 23 year old guy. I was deeply in love with one girl in our neighborhood; we had been dating for 2 years, I loved her, trusted her, called her a...

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  14. 11. Fear Itself Is Undefined

    • By Bianca Flores
    • Published: October 2009

    What is fear?

    I lie 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?

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    I deal with the same things every day...the depression of my past and the pain that I have lived through with traumatizing moments since I was a young child. Growing up, I've been through a...

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  15. 12. Loneliness

    All throughout my life I've struggled with abandonment issues and an intense fear of being alone. Struggling with depression and wanting to shut everything out while also being afraid of being alone has conflicted quite a bit.

    You come in waves
    And suffocate me sweetly.
    When I think I'm okay,
    You sneak in discreetly.

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  16. 13. It

    I realize that I've been running from myself.

    I'm running out of breath.
    I can't believe it's so hard to breathe.
    My heart's pounding in my chest
    As I wonder if IT found me.

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    This is so special because I was scared to death of coming out to my family as gay for years. Then one day, I looked myself in the eyes and saw the fear leave my body. It was indeed a very...

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  17. 14. Will I Lose Myself?

    I wrote this poem after a friend told me about her father and how he is beginning to become lost and confused. It made me realize that would be a terrible thing and how cruel growing old can be.

    Will I slowly wither like a leaf
    That falls upon the earth?
    Once void of all its Autumn hues,
    It loses all its worth.

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  18. 15. Paranoia

    Fear has the power to cripple. Faith has the power to heal.

    I know you're there.
    Lurking in the darkness of the night,
    Cowering in the shadows, avoiding the light,
    Crouched behind the curtain or hid beneath the bed,

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  19. 16. Fear Of Home

    • By Ray
    • Published: December 2013

    This poem is about an old friend. She comes to school with a fake smile and everything, and I see her hide the scars and lies about the bruises she receives when she gets home.

    you run in fear
    you walk in fear
    you hide in fear
    you show in fear

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    This poem reminded me of how I used to be. My case is not that bad but it was really heavy on me. It took many years to recover.
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  20. 17. Nothing To Fear

    This poem is about the inner child we all have that needs healing, holding, and love. The one who keeps us stuck in familiar patterns. The one who shows up when we least expect it. It's acknowledging her. It's telling her I see you; I know what you went through. It's okay, I am here for you now.

    You poor little girl,
    You never grew up.
    Trapped in this vessel,
    Your feelings erupt.

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    This is a message of hope which will speak to many people. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. 18. Trusting

    • By Sentinel
    • Published: September 2011

    Currently in a relationship with someone I truly like. Not that she has given me a reason not to, but I don't really trust people and I know right now she says she understands, but what will happen later?

    Trusting someone
    it's like walking with your eyes closed.
    Trusting no one
    is a sure way to lose those you hold close.

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    Poem About Learning To Trust, Trusting

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    I can relate. I'm going through something like it with my boyfriend.

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  22. 19. Past, Present, Future

    • By Hali
    • Published: February 2016

    I never go to sleep at night without the fear that tomorrow may bring pain. This is life as an Epileptic.

    My eyes glistening with tears,
    But not yet fallen.
    I'm crying, but they're silent tears.
    I'm crying on the inside so you are unable to see

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    My dad had epilepsy, and i remember waking up in the middle of the night to hear him crying because of his seizures, because he had accidentally hurt one of us. As a kid I was always having...

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  23. 20. Last Resort

    • By Kellie
    • Published: November 2009

    This poem is about my worries for the future. Sometimes I do not feel very smart, but with a poem in my mind, anything is possible. Not only that, but I can express myself best this way.

    A plethora of predicaments race in my mind at best.
    Which one can I fathom to ponder about next?
    Shall I even think of acting upon what my mind stirs about,
    or cry my soul asleep by this never-ending drought?

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    I grew up watching my dad and mum argue every single night, he bashed her, over and over again. If it hurt me and I was only watching, imagine being her. Attacked with a chair, with a beer...

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