Cold Hard Fear

Cold Hard Fear


Behind the veil, from darkness looking out
Distant oblivion now seems to be near
I heard a child scream and a mother shout
Before the embrace of my cold hard fear
My life confined within a prison cell
The door is open; I cannot go through
Restricted by dreams I cannot undo
Lost inside my mind where the demons dwell
And I look out onto an empty street
Always those voices coming from below
They never leave me, they’ve nowhere to go
And in this moment I only retreat
But guardians of fear can’t hold me down
For out of the night a man claims his crown.

© JG Farmer 2014

Form: Burns Sonnet

Prompt: Registered & Protected  LMH5-F2YX-YNBT-1MMO


About Jez Farmer

I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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2 Responses to Cold Hard Fear

  1. Bastet says:

    Wow … a powerfully written poem … very suited to the photo prompt.

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