Fear, the feeling of an error blooming.
Fear, an unknowable yet foreseeable outcome unchallenged.
Fear, an unwillingness born from doubt.
Fear, suspicion unquestioned by the id.

Expectant words, fear.

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I think I would know it if I had been present at the Japanese tsunami. I think I would know it if I were a Haiti survivor. I think I would know it if I were a soldier in Afghanistan. I think I would know it if I were a starving child. I think I would know it if I had anything to fear.
I haven’t known what fear is. What fear will I know?


fear, yielding, error, foreseeable, unquestioned, expectant

I’m a full time student majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Biology. I still find time every once in a while to enjoy the arts. I usually take pictures, but I also enjoy drawing and painting.

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  • bluerose9062
    bluerose9062over 3 years ago

    interesting – fear is relative. this is a thought provoking write

  • Thanks. Fear is something of interest to me, but I would rather feel it than try to avoid it. It’s a very persistent emotion, sometimes.

    – Atheum

  • lindybird
    lindybirdover 3 years ago

    You are such an “Old Soul”, Alex. This is, indeed, profound and thoughtful.

  • Thanks.

    – Atheum

  • 8upchef
    8upchefabout 3 years ago

    Great piece! Fear gives us so much, and for those few lucky ones like us, it inspires!

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