Poetry Information


A Case of The Fears


Chicken Soup is good for a cold

Sleep is good for the Flu

When I get a case of the Fears

What is a person to do?

It is not bacteria

Although it can eat away my soul

It is not a virus

Yet, it can keep me from feeling whole

I know what will do the trick,

What will put me back on top,

A great big bowl of Ice Cream

Will really hit the spot

That was great and now I am done

One bowl just won't do

If one is good, then more is great

And now I have eaten two.

Bowls three, four, five and six

Came and then they went

I think my case of the fears are fixed

Look at how my time was spent

I am getting sleepy

It is time to go to bed

My fears are no longer in my stomach

Now they are in my head

I close my eyes and I can see

The Fears I want to kill

I will do, whatever it takes

To keep the monsters still.

When I rise to greet the day

My fears are rising too

I know I need a friend right now

Whatever will I do?

I walk into the kitchen

And Open the freezer door

I stop myself and think real hard

I have been here once before.

I grab a seat in my comfy chair

And reach over for the phone

What will I say, if you are there?

I can hear a dial tone.

I enter all your numbers

You answer right away

You sit and listen, as I speak

You said I would be ok.

We say good-bye and I start my day

I knew I had been wrong

I start to read and then to pray

To keep me feeling strong.

If you are like me then you will see

That the fears, they come and go

Be the person you were meant to be

Let your feelings show.

http://www.reflectingrace.com


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


SF Weekly

Tenderloin Pride Shines Through Eighth Grade Poetry
SF Weekly
Every year, De Marillac publishes five anthologies by its eighth graders, who have had poetry integrated into their school experience since fourth grade. While many are regular kid musings about family, friends, and anxieties over high school ...



San Francisco Chronicle

State Lines: California poetry: Iris Jamahl Dunkle's 'Interrupted Geography'
San Francisco Chronicle
Longtime California residents know that terra firma isn't so firm after all. Iris Jamahl Dunkle invites us into the mind of a newcomer facing that reality. Her poem “Interrupted Geography” dwells on the differences between geographical places, and how ...



Protesting Through Poetry : NPR
NPR
Morning Edition co-host Rachel Martin talks to authors Kwame Alexander and Nikki Giovanni about protesting through poetry. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: What are the different ways that Americans protest? Our co-host Rachel Martin has been asking. RACHEL MARTIN ...

and more »


Auburn Citizen

Passion for poetry: Auburn man's childhood, past struggles inspire book
Auburn Citizen
Johnston, of Auburn, told a woman he was a poet. She wanted to see his work, but he wasn't confident about it. A month later, he decided to refit everything, create more pieces and turn his "sloppy poetry" into a cover-to-cover collection. The result ...



Omaha World-Herald

Column: 'Midwife' is television poetry
Omaha World-Herald
Once in a while I discover a television series so poetic, touching and bewitching that it distracts me from my books. Such a series is “Call the Midwife,” which is seriously hampering my intention to read Jon Meacham's biography of Andrew Jackson ...



KTOO

Poetry Omnibus solicits submissions, offers workshops
KTOO
Poetry Omnibus program coordinator Ceann Murphy was among the contest winners in 2014. (Photo by Scott Burton/KTOO). Poetry Omnibus, the poetry contest that displays locally written work in our Capital Transit buses, is now accepting submissions from ...



Arizona Daily Wildcat

Poetry Center starts spring with a full calender
Arizona Daily Wildcat
The University of Arizona Poetry Center, located at 1508 E. Helen St., holds monthly events for students, staff and members of the community. The month of January has several events planned from Shop Talks to the UA Prose Series. The events are planned ...



Denton Record Chronicle

Verses and flow: Black film fest gets more depth through poetry slam
Denton Record Chronicle
For the Denton Black Film Festival, films about black lives and experiences make up the centerpiece of an event with a lot of programming. Before the weekend is up, the homegrown film fest will open an art exhibit that explores an early settlement of ...



The New Yorker

Joan Murray's Enduring Poetry of the Senses
The New Yorker
First, Murray's manuscript was pried, from her mother, by W. H. Auden, who wanted to publish it as his inaugural pick as judge of the Yale Series of Younger Poets, in 1947. The resulting book, “Poems,” received a few respectful notices but was soon ...



Globalnews.ca

Winnipeg poets hit grand slam with unique work
Globalnews.ca
Winnipeg poet Kier Mailan has been to the national event before, and has been a part of many slam performances, having done it since he was 12. “I was just writing poems and reciting it to myself very dramatically and passionately,” Mailan said. “I ...


Google News

home | site map
© 2007