Fear & Hope

continued from Prison

…And she exhausted, smiled,

closed her

eyes

and fell

asleep.

April 29, 2019

Fear gripped me

by the back

of my neck

In the

Dead

Of

The

Night

Pulled me

Up

to my

feet

GET UP

Pushed me out the front-door and into a car.

NOW DRIVE

Down

A dead-end road at the edge of the world–JUMP

Into

the

abyss

I

fell…

Swallowed up whole; darkness

all around me. Which way is

up?

Must swim—

Back

Up

To the top—

Breakthrough

A crack

In the seam

I thought I a saw a flash of light…

Followed by sirens-

Another

bomb

Dropped.

Now it was

Terror’s turn; dropped ME to the ground

I couldn’t move…

And an angry mob drew close; lust where

their eyes should have been.

PICK IT UP

I

opened

my eyes

Pulled

my lungs

up tight

And sprang for

an open door-

Which

Opened

Into

A room

Where

A group

Of women

Sat around

A table

Playing

Hearts.

The leader turned, looked at me, (ice where her eyes should have been)

Do you want to be my ‘frienemey’?

Exhale…

I backed up

Against a wall

Disappeared into the shadows

And left unnoticed.

I walked away…

When morning came

I woke to see

Myself

Lying motionless on the floor of a prison cell.

I jumped up

and knelt

next to my

already

cold body.

I lay my hand

over my heart

But felt no response.

Wake up. Wake up! WAKE UP

Just then

I heard a sound-footsteps

The door opened.

Fear walked in holding a sign for me that read: FOOL.

Get up. Time for your sentencing…

Author: NZain

Survivor in training.

9 thoughts on “Fear & Hope”

  1. Love this post. Society is oppressed women so much, taught us to hate ourselves and doubt or power. I believe a women who is able to conquer this fear, and stand tall in her own power will be a truly splendid thing to behold. I hope the princess realises her own power. If the evil didn’t fear her, they would not try so hard to crush her. 🌎💗🤔😊

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    1. Thank you, Huguette for saying so. I always appreciate reading your thoughts. No it’s not easy. Fear is real. And I think fear also has a positive aspect to motivate us into action. I have to think about this more…
      I’m so encouraged with the positive response here-rooting for the princess. She still has to go through some deep soul searching…
      Be well today, my dear! 💗🧚‍♀️

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      1. Good luck and positive response should always be the answer I guess 😊
        My pleasure reading your thoughts as well, and it’s true about the fear motivation, it just needs time sometimes to discover it, that’s it but it’s real! Have a great day ahead 😊

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  2. I was gripped by the fear you described as I read this, you managed to immerse me in this fear – and the story of the princess at the mercy of these emotions. I’m hoping for a fairy tale ending for her….. 💜

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