The Fear

Marilyn Monroe is frightened in the theatrical...

Marilyn Monroe is frightened in the theatrical trailer of the 1953 film Niagara directed by Henry Hathaway. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Live with the fear
Poised as an animal
About to flee or fight
In trembling
Dissembling
Find odd delight
My knife against your throat
Makes swallowing hard
And yet you’ll know
Each breath of life
Each turn of card
Live with the fear
Like adrenalin
Coursing through your veins
Revoking all
Invoking all
Human remains
The circle drawn keeps out the dark
But you’re within
It makes you bride to nightshade
Or groom to sin
Live with the fear

© Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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10 Responses to The Fear

  1. Wow! intense and riveting Sis!

    Love this:

    “My knife against your throat
    Makes swallowing hard
    And yet you’ll know
    Each breath of life
    Each turn of card
    Live with the fear
    Like adrenalin
    Coursing through your veins”

    yeah… that gets my heart racing! LOL

  2. Great piece Helen and you have captured the essense of the fear. In fact your words have a scary feel about them, an unstated aggression, in demanding living with the fear.

    • Thanks so much – it has a bit of a dark origin in that I read a book about Charles Manson once where he used to exhort his followers to live with the fear, in much this way, to make them more awake and alert. Not that I’m advocating that, in actual fact, or anything Manson said obviously – it was just a poetic expression of the concept!! 🙂 🙂

  3. Wow!! It amazes me how you find something you have read or seen and you turn it into poetry. I have never tried that, I need to!! 🙂

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