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Ray Hansell

Rookie - 162 Points (New Jersey)

A Childs Fear


I remember when I was a child
I’d hear my parents argue
Because I was so very young
I didn’t know what to do

Sometimes I get so scared
I’d pray that I’d fall to sleep
Hoping that when I did awake
I wouldn’t hear a peep

I would lay there for a while
To listen to see what I could hear
No one ever had a clue
How much I was filled with fear

So it seemed that for now
It was quiet but then
I always knew just like before
That it could always start again


12-4-10/RJH

Submitted: Friday, February 11, 2011

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  • Veteran Poet - 2,974 Points Walterrean Salley (7/26/2012 10:54:00 PM)

    This poem is very deep, and says a lot. Many children go through the same ordeal, which leaves them emotionally detached. I hope that you only have to deal with the memories, and have no serious after affects. It takes a lot to share something like this. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,974 Points Walterrean Salley (7/26/2012 10:29:00 PM)

    This poem is very deep, and says a lot. Many children go through the same ordeal, which leaves them emotionally detached. I hope that you only have to deal with the memories, and have no serious after affects. It takes a lot to share something like this. Thanks. (Report) Reply

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