Irrational Fear

An irrational fear that won’t go away

You seek comfort from its wrath in another’s arms
But the all-comsuming fear still finds its way

It takes hold of your body, trembling your bones
It infects your soul wringing your insides with might
Poisoning your thoughts in its perilous tones

No person but you can extinguish its flames
Because no one will understand the extent of its strength
The force that has taken over your days

You harm yourself and deny it pleasures
To feed its growing pride you must kneel before it
You bow down and allow it to threaten you in every measure

No want, no desire, no wish can escape
Its mighty hands shall claw their way in search of them
And they will soon crumble into an indistinguishable shape

It doesn’t allow you to hold them close
The ones you love, the ones you need
They’re pushed away by its endless blows

With age it further finds its footing
Worming its way to all that you hold dear
Aiming in the clear, it mercilessly starts shooting

Raw are your insides after every battle
Innocent casualties are wounded in the process
Fraying your nerves that are constantly rattled 



Winds shattering windows

Winds shattering walls

Winds bringing down buildings that once stood tall

Winds of wrath which show no mercy

Winds of smog that destroy the healthy

Winds of dust that eliminate and never stall

Winds to be feared by those without shelter

Winds for young waves in need of a helper

Winds of mighty winters that were once breezing falls

Discrimination: The 8th Sin

In response to the Daily Post’s prompt “Eighth Sin”

Remember the seven cardinal sins? You’re given the serious task of adding a new one to the list — another trait or behavior you find particularly unacceptable, for whatever reason. What’s sin #8 for you? Why?

7 Cardinal Sins: Gluttony, Pride, Greed,  Sloth, Lust, Wrath, Envy

8th Sin: Discrimination 


People are very quick to judge each other based solely on their race, ethnicity, religion, political views, gender…etc. It’s very easy to find the differences in people, because we are meant to be different. But what takes effort, effort which some are unwilling to put, is find similarities between the different.  In a world of human rights laws and anti-racism agendas, discrimination is still alive and rampant. In fact, it is often practiced by the same legislators that are suppose to fight against it. It is very easy to preach equality and fairness, but how many people actually live by those values and how many feel an obligation to enforce them.