Skulking in the penumbra

waiting patiently for a chink to appear

then homing like a scavenging vulture

fear can scarce hide its glee

ever so subtle,

always waiting for a blunder

it shivers with delight

as it collaborates with suspicion

digging deep its talons

feeding on vulnerabilities

smothering every glimmer of reason

and leaving it a blubbering wretch

feasting on the carcass of sanity

it gloats contentedly at the mayhem unleashed.

50 thoughts on “Fearmongering

  1. Wow!!! This personification of fear feels visceral, and as relentless and vicious as fear itself. A scavenger with uncaring hard and cold eyes
    โ€œfeasting on the carcass of sanityโ€.

    Brilliant!! โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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      1. You are welcome, always. I love to read you. I am ok, although, I feel like if anyone opened a door to my mind at the moment they would probably want to hurriedly close it, for fear of the state of the mess within. Mainly, I am just very busy. Also, I injured my ankle a few weeks ago so spent some time on crutches. Goodbye to summer holiday camping ๐Ÿ˜ข. But, it has improved a lot.

        How are you dear friend? โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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      2. Ahhh! The mess in the mind…would you be surprised if I told I feel the same these days? I begin to write something and end up writing the complete opposite of that!
        I hope your ankle has healed properly. Too soon we start putting pressure on it. Take care, dear.๐Ÿค— There will be more holidays in future. โค๏ธโค๏ธ
        I am okay too, except that the political scenario here perturbs me.


  2. It’s so good to hear I’m not the only one. Seems everytime I start to write something today I get snarky LOL You did a great job of using all of the prompt words. Is it me? Or have all of the prompts seemed negative lately. Must be me. I better watch an upbeat movie or something. Glimmer isn’t but …anyways…๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. No, you are not the only one, Jen. It must be the times we live in. I haven’t written a feel good, happy post for a while. I agree most prompts seem negative…a sign of what we think subconsciously.
      You go watch an upbeat movie while I think of something positive to write about. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Thank you so much. Just want you to know your words here mean a lot. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Thank you Punam. I always appreciate your responses. They help to lift my spirit. Some comments I just can’t deal with. Being on the defensive just isn’t something I’ve learned to do.
        I look forward to reading your posts. ๐Ÿ’œ

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      2. I am glad I could do so. I so wanted to comment on your beautiful post on ethnicity…I know now why the comments were closed. I agree, even I don’t like being on the back foot regarding my views.
        Thank you once again. ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒท

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      3. Or get misinterpreted. Seems writers have to limit themselves or close comments. OR! Enjoy being challenged. I think twice now. My posts are getting fewer as a result. Maybe I’m just too sensitive. Thanks for this. Tomorrow is another day. ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒผ

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