Kid Fears

Rhonda Strickland

Sun City, United States

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Sometimes the past haunts us, even when we think we have it hidden safely away.
Kid Fears a poem by RestLeSsD

What did you think?
That you could just forget?
Forget those things so scary,
I don’t think so. No. . . not yet.

Forget the monsters living
Secretly under your bed?
Forget the thunder and lightning
Which filled your heart with dread?

And what about the fighting?
The arguing that you could hear?
The wishing it would just be over,
So you didn’t need to fear.

Retreating into your sadness,
Holding onto a lifetime of tears.
You still push down those memories,
Those deep rooted, frightening, kid fears.

Did you really think?
That you could just forget?
Forget those things from long ago?
I don’t think so. No. . . not yet.

a rhonda original 2010©

Kid Fears – Indigo Girls

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Image & poem inspired by thinking back to things that caused haunting fears. Also by this Indigo Girls song Kid Fears (below) which reminded me of scary dreams from childhood.
One in particular was a recurring one of me walking down my street at night and seeing my very long shadow reflected on a wooden garage door. It just scared me and I would start to run not knowing where I was running to. I might have been running from. . . a neighborhood kid who was mean… Vaughn Neal… could that be it?

Digital manipulation created with PSCS2 along with a fractal created in Apophysis 3D Hack plus 12 blended image layers & 3 different texture layers. Also used PS brushes, native filters and external filter plug-ins.

Stock images used:
Scary House
Overlay textures:
Forest from Rob Brook
Web in my stock file,
PS Brushes: redheadstock

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Images are copyrighted © 2010-2011 by RestLeSsD Graphics. All rights reserved.
All photographs, images, and text by RestLeSsD Graphics is the exclusive property of RestLeSsD Graphics and is protected under United States and international copyright laws. Please note that copying, displaying or redistribution of this image without the express written permission from RestLeSsD Graphics aka Rhonda Strickland is strictly prohibited. No images are within Public Domain. Use of any image as the basis for another photographic concept or illustration is also a violation of copyright

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