FEAR POEMS

Blustering God,
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Blustering God,
Stamping across the sky
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Stephen Crane
Paper Men To Air Hopes And Fears
The first speaker said
Fear fire. Fear furnaces
Incinerators, the city dump
The faint scratch of a match.
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Robert Francis
What You Need To Be A Writer
After the college
reading,
the eager
students gather.
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Erica Jong
Hate Not - Fear Not
Kill if you must, but never hate:
Man is but grass and hate is blight,
The sun will scorch you soon or late,
Die wholesome then, since you must fight.
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Robert Graves
Hate Not, Fear Not
Kill if you must, but never hate:
Man is but grass and hate is blight,
The sun will scorch you soon or late,
Die wholesome then, since you must fight.
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Robert Graves
I fear a Man of frugal Speech
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I fear a Man of frugal Speech-
I fear a Silent Man-
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Emily Dickinson
The Bear, The Fire, And The Snow
'I live in fear of the snow,' said the bear.
'Whenever it's here, be sure I'll be there.
Oh, the pain and the cold,
when one's bearish and old.
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Shel Silverstein
Of Godly Fear
Us godly fear delightful unto thee,
That fear that God himself delights to see

Bear sway in them that love him? then he will
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John Bunyan
To-- I Fear Thy Kisses, Gentle Maiden
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Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Song of the Little Hunter
Ere Mor the Peacock flutters, ere the Monkey People cry,
Ere Chil the Kite swoops down a furlong sheer,
Through the Jungle very softly flits a shadow and a sigh--
He is Fear, O Little Hunter, he is Fear!
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Rudyard Kipling
Our Fear
Our fear
does not wear a night shirt
does not have owlâ??s eyes
does not lift a casket lid
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Zbigniew Herbert
The Departed
IF no one ever went ahead,
If we had seen no friend depart
And mourned him for a while as dead,
How great would be our fear to start.
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Edgar Albert Guest
Don'T Fear Death
Don't fear death in earthly travels.
Don't fear enemies or friends.
Just listen to the words of prayers,
To pass the facets of the dreads.
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Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
Fear No More
Fear no more the heat o' the sun;
Nor the furious winter's rages,
Thou thy worldly task hast done,
Home art gone, and ta'en thy wages;
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William Shakespeare
Lest they should come—is all my fear
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Lest they should come-is all my fear
When sweet incarcerated here
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Emily Dickinson
Mortal Enemy
Let another cross his way-
She's the one will do the weeping!
Little need I fear he'll stray
Since I have his heart in keeping-
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Dorothy Parker
Come Unto Me
“Come unto me!” Ah, gentlest word
E'er breathed in human ear!
“I am thy Savior and thy Lord;
Dear child, thou need'st not fear.
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Nannie R. Glass
Fear
When I was little,
My life was half fear.
My nerves were as brittle
As nature may bear.
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Gamaliel Bradford
Poetry
Sometimes I tremble like a storm-swept flower,
And seek to hide my tortured soul from thee.
Bowing my head in deep humility
Before the silent thunder of thy power.
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Claude McKay
To The First Born
WELCOME, welcome, little stranger,
Fear no harm, and fear no danger;
We are glad to see you here,
For you sing 'Sweet Spring is near.'
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Louisa May Alcott