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by Wilfred Owen

He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark,
And shivered in his ghastly suit of grey,
Legless, sewn short at elbow. Through the park
Voices of boys rang saddening like a hymn,
Voices of play and pleasure after day,
Till gathering sleep had mothered them from him.

About this time Town used to swing so gay
When glow-lamps budded in the light blue trees,
And girls glanced lovelier as the air grew dim,-


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We Refugees
by Benjamin Zephaniah

I come from a musical place
Where they shoot me for my song
And my brother has been tortured
By my brother in my land.

I come from a beautiful place
Where they hate my shade of skin
They don't like the way I pray
And they ban free poetry.


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On Death
by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The pale, the cold, and the moony smile
Which the meteor beam of a starless night
Sheds on a lonely and sea-girt isle,
Ere the dawning of morn's undoubted light,
Is the flame of life so fickle and wan
That flits round our steps till their strength is gone.

O man! hold thee on in courage of soul
Through the stormy shades of thy wordly way,
And the billows of clouds that around thee roll


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Peer Pressure
by Vincent G. Mead

Today I have been issued a dare, by my peer,
If I do what they ask I will get in trouble, but they swear,
my life they will not spear
And if I don't they will make me into a rubble I am so
scared, who cares?
Tonight I can't sleep, this trouble is too deep,
I can't make a peep, I began to weep,
Is there no one who cares? That I am so scared?
Because of my Peers, I am filled with fears
I cried out in despair, is there no one who cares?


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Talking Turkeys!
by Benjamin Zephaniah

Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas
Cos' turkeys just wanna hav fun
Turkeys are cool, turkeys are wicked
An every turkey has a Mum.
Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas,
Don't eat it, keep it alive,
It could be yu mate, an not on your plate
Say, Yo! Turkey I'm on your side.
I got lots of friends who are turkeys
An all of dem fear christmas time,


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Broken home
by Amelia Pond

they broken the window frame and door.
neatly closed the gate when they where done.
they took the bottles off the shelf.
unplugged the mice from the computers, left them on the table.

the night after, every thump or sound at all made us wonder
trimmer in our beds and wonder
was it them aging? back for the rest of our most loved items.

3 weeks later, still in fear


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She searches for light
by Nichole Lorah

She's awaken by fear.
Dreams become all too real.

She wakes with a scream, gasping for just one normal breath of air.
Sweat dripping down her face.
All she can hear is the sound of her heart beating in her ears.
Chest becomes heavy -- room pitch black.

Nothing to see as she reaches behind her back for her phone. She searches for just a little light.
The fears are real and jerking at her mind. As it wonders and worries it all becomes clear, she forever has to deal with the surreal.


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by baby panda

I will not tell you of my nightmares
I will not tell you how
the monsters jumped me
at every corner
Devoured people whole
Morphed, shifted, moved
Smiling with cold eyes
grisly and psychotic
smeared with blood


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Thank you
by Sharona anonymous

I am afraid
of the solar eclipse

I am afraid
that the day will come when your sunbeams won't touch me

I am cold
It gets colder every day

I know the day will come when I freeze to death


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by Mohammed Irshad Shamsi

Is it only me?
Or do you feel it too?
I’d rather love and ache thirsty
than to not love and ache to blue.
I’d rather live and die
than not be born, don’t you?

Who am I kidding?
Who am I lieing to?
Call it cowering,


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  • Robert William Service
    Robert William Service (134 poems about Fear)
    January 16, 1874 / Preston - September 11, 1958
  • Isaac Watts
    Isaac Watts (102 poems about Fear)
    17 July 1674 – 25 November 1748 / Southampton / England
  • William Topaz McGonagall
    William Topaz McGonagall (66 poems about Fear)
    1830 - 1902 / Edinburgh / Scotland
  •  Jean De La Fontaine
    Jean De La Fontaine (39 poems about Fear)
    1621 - 1695 / Champagne / France
  • William Wordsworth
    William Wordsworth (39 poems about Fear)
    1770-1850 / Cumberland / England
  • John Keble
    John Keble (37 poems about Fear)
    25 April 1792 – 29 March 1866 / Fairford, Gloucestershire
  • Edwin Arlington Robinson
    Edwin Arlington Robinson (35 poems about Fear)
    22 December 1869 – 6 April 1935 / Maine / United States
  • Banjo Paterson
    Banjo Paterson (33 poems about Fear)
    17 February 1864 – 5 February 1941 / New South Wales
  • William Blake
    William Blake (28 poems about Fear)
    28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 / London
  • Robert Burns
    Robert Burns (22 poems about Fear)
    1759-1796 / Ayrshire / Scotland
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