Fear is a Liar

light and dark

Fear is a liar.

Clammy palms, gangly fingers

ripping hearts away

from beauty and light and adventure.

Drowning out cheers

left alone, empty and dark.

Fear is a liar.

Fear is a liar.

Beady eyes, twisted smile

lurking around dreams

devouring hope, faith, and truth.

Covering the sun

blinding with rain, thunder, hail.

Fear is a liar.

Fear is a liar.

Sickening voice, cold countenance

suffocating the soul

from freedom and truth and life.

Turning the gaze

so it can steal, kill and destroy.

Fear is a liar.

Clouds

By Cheryl Eichman

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