Poem “In Fear”

Growing up in fear
Not realizing
You lived that way
Every Day
Ultra aware. On edge
Not sure
What will happen next
 .
Very very slowly
eating the apple
Watching each tiny bite
Seeing how long
it will last
Hiding hiding hiding
in the laundry basket
very quiet peaceful
Hush
 .
Dancing dancing
Always dancing
Creating flow and peace
Inside
Never looking
just creating
Some safe place
that surrounds
 .
Looking back to see myself
as a little child
Who knew back then
how to survive and
create a peaceful smile
Believed every One is
Good and beautiful inside
 .
Surprised when on the outside
things did not 
Disappeared
at times
Uncertain why or how or
When.
Always always hopeful
Holding each up to its’ best
 .
Believe believed
That All are good
no matter what the
rest.
But later later
years gone by
it catches up
Instead
Crashes crashes
Always crashes
Anger out instead
 .
Hopeful hopeful
Always hopeful
Things will change inside
So outside inside
Everyside
will shine the
good and beautiful
The child held mystified.
Harini ( Heather Goss ) © 2015

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