Treasure Island

Matthias Pantaleon

(August 24,1984 / Oronija Island, Nigeria)

Power of Fear


We battle to keep the canoe afloat
Alas it seems the wind
Is bent on ruining our expedition
Choose carefully the way your paddle goes
Father yelled at my mother
And I saw the fright in his eyes
Only then I realize we were in a sorry state
My mother was a strong woman,
She keeps her own side floating
Even though my father was making
It seems like she was of no help.
So I reach out to her hands and touch her softly,
She was a strong black woman,
And deserve to be treated with respect everyday of her life.
Fear is only a state of mind

Submitted: Sunday, June 02, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Topic(s): sad

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Power of Fear by Matthias Pantaleon )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. this day, sheade rudman
  2. Love Always, Saturday Chikezie Promise
  3. Smile Not For All, Savita Tyagi
  4. Life with you, Saturday Chikezie Promise
  5. Love for OLUEBUBE, Saturday Chikezie Promise
  6. Broken Dreams, Saturday Chikezie Promise
  7. My mattress, Nassy Fesharaki
  8. أولوية, مالك حداد
  9. Finding Self, Pradip Chattopadhyay
  10. سأهبك غزالة, مالك حداد

Poem of the Day

poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

The mist has left the greening plain,
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain,
The coquette rose awakes again
Her lovely self adorning.

The Wind is hiding in the trees,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Twice Shy, Seamus Heaney
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. First Lesson, Philip Booth
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. No Man Is An Island, John Donne

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]