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Do I run because I am afraid ...

Do I run because I am afraid …

A wave of panic fear

Sweeps over me,

Sudden and so intense

It takes my breath away.

It is as if each tiny

Hair upon my body,

Each separate pore of skin,

Reacts with an urgency

I have never known before.

All of my instincts for


Surge to the fore.

And I ask myself,

Do I run because

I am afraid,

Or am I afraid

Because I run?

But there is no reply

As I am swallowed up

By darkness…..

Author: Melody J Haislip

I'm either a transplanted East Coaster or a born again West Coaster. My heart kept pulling me toward Oregon, and when I followed it I found my dream, which I am living daily. My dream of becoming a writer has come true as well. I am in the company of people who speak my language, and the sense of community is healing hurts I didn't know were there. I am very grateful for my enormous good fortune.

14 thoughts on “Flee!

  1. “swallowed up by darkness” so many ways for that to happen even with the lights on. Well done.


    • I don’t know where this one came from, but you’re right about the darkness. Luckily for us it only takes one small light to defeat it. 🙂


  2. I find when I am troubled I tend to work it out in my dreams. Many times these dreams are in the form of something very different than that which was on my mind. The scary or frustrating part of these dreams, could be the subconscious mind coming out to play. It’s always grand to wake to find there is a brand new day to live.


    • Someone said to me once that at times in your life, when you’re about to make a breakthrough to a new level, it’s fairly common to dream that a monster is chasing you. It’s your fears trying to keep a grip on you. Good to know!


  3. Melody, Your prose perfectly describes one crisis moment. These moments have frightened me more than once. They come at moments when I am working through a major decision and am having a hard time. I agree with Theresa, it could be my “subconscious mind coming out to play.” After each of these “Change Moments” I have come away with a smile.


    • Frank, I am still learning to welcome change. After all, if things never changed, we’d never get anywhere. I’ve been having the feeling lately that something big, and good, is in the works, somewhere just off stage. We’ll see.


  4. Been there! Done that! I do not want to go back there!


  5. My comment just before this was another response to your prose. I hope with all my heart that something nice and big actually huge is coming your way,,,,,


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