Treasure Island

G.R. Gaus

(April 11 1950 / St. Louis)

Of Fear


Lightly beneath a transparent veil,
Lost within the loneliest space,
Evil spirits have taken sail,
Upon the sea of fallen grace.

Traveling through a barren land,
On a life created from fear,
Endless desert of changing sand,
No oasis of salvation near.

Wondering among a faceless crowd,
Empty emotions fill the void,
A darkened sky, of heavy cloud
Once beautiful, now destroyed.

Well hidden is the deadly snare,
Camouflage hides the truth,
Deception breeds within her lair,
Attacks the innocence of youth.

A poison in the blood doth flow,
False security pumps the heart,
Restricting all but pain to grow,
Life's true spirit; torn apart.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Edited: Monday, May 07, 2012

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It was not our first choice to live this way, it was taught by all of the generations since the fall of man began, as we now exist out of touch with our true spirit and in fear…..

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