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Specter Of Fear

Desire ignited passion's flame,
luring a heart in neglect.
And you struggled with the shame
of losing your self-respect.

Displacing remnants of trust,
lust found refuge in your heart.
And filling it with misery,
it started to fall apart.

Doubt's an invisible knife,
that stabs over and over again.
And your heart is quickly broken,
unaccustomed to its pain.

Feelings of uncertainty,
converge to alter fate.
For the dark specter of fear,
can turn rejection into hate.

Love can bring more happiness,
than your heart can conceive.
And like any miracle,
all it asks, is you believe.
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Submitted on October 07, 2013

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I was born in a small town, (Bathurst) New Brunswick, Canada,. The third eldest of thirteen children, ten girls and three boys. I’m the product of a semi-dysfunctional family, brought up by a controlling, physically abusive father, verses a loving mother. Many of my poems reflect the uniqueness and special circumstances of my upbringing. more…

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