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I Can Still Stand

October 8, 2009
By kccowan SILVER, Naples, Florida
kccowan SILVER, Naples, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Let your beat go on forever..."

“I Can Still Stand”

He lurks within the depths of my own mind.
And though I try to free him, he’ll remain.
He keeps me on guard, forever confined,
His truths and lies run through my every vein.

His thousand voices never cease to scream.
And though I try to run, I cannot hide.
The black walls closing in are all I dream.
All strength within me left and must have died.

He’s kept me from the world outside this cell.
I live in constant fright of falling back.
Here in my own suffering I will dwell.
To him I’m always open for attack.

His name is fear and will one day be beat.
He will be begging at his masters feet.

The author's comments:
This was yet another assignment by my 10th grade english teacher. The sonnet is all about what fear does to someone, and my choice to fight it off.

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This article has 4 comments.

Alabian GOLD said...
on Sep. 5 2013 at 9:33 pm
Alabian GOLD, Limbo, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"If you can fly, don't stop at the sky cause there are footprints on the moon" - Owl City

This is really great! i can relate to this a lot! Good work:D

REMi93 GOLD said...
on Jun. 7 2010 at 10:54 pm
REMi93 GOLD, Boston, Massachusetts
10 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love Never Fails

I love this! It's so powerful and amazing. I love the way you personify fear and it's affect on you. keep up the good work.

on Oct. 23 2009 at 3:07 pm
bluemagnet22 PLATINUM, Dearborn Hts, Michigan
24 articles 16 photos 644 comments

Favorite Quote:
You were born an origanal why die a copy?The secret to success is the consistency to pursue.To the world you may be one person,but to one person you may be the world.To receive the right answer,you must ask the right question.Don't worry be happy! :)

Wow,amazing! It kept my attention through out the poem and kept me wanting more...i love the ending...it's vry deep.If you get the chance you should check out some of my poems please;)

on Oct. 19 2009 at 8:33 pm
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

OMG i love it!!! :) haha this is brilliant :) wow, i like the flow and the meaning of the poem :) it's just great! check out some of my work if you could, i would love your opinion :) keep writing!!