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I had written this poem for a friend of mine who has always been afraid of one certain man throughout her whole life. It made me sad to think of the pain she was going through. I decided one day that I was just going to write a poem dedicated to her, writing it as if she were saying it herself.

I had once been scared of a particular person, which is why I sort of understood where she was coming from. I hope you enjoy my poem as much as she did. Please, if anyone has been scared of someone else for any reason, do something about it before it's too late. Don't be afraid to tell somebody. It's OK. The pain will never go away if you're scared to face it.

Complete Emptiness

I had once thought
that maybe this was life.
No love, no hate, no feelings.
My deepest feelings would never be shared.
I was so frightened,
I didn't know what to do.
Scared of this one man all my life.
Face my fear, I told myself!
But it's so hard, so confusing.
Do you know what it's like
to wonder in darkness?
It never stops, never ends.
It goes on like a story with no ending.
Do you know how it feels
to be afraid of something
that you can't do anything about?
That you didn't ask for or even think about?
Do you know what it's like? Do you know how it feels?
It's complete and pure emptiness.
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19 Visitor Comments

this was nice. really nice. i know exactly where your friend is coming from. i'm very scared of a certain man right now. even though he's really really far away from me. i'm still scared. but the poem was wonderful. i loved it.
this poem really touches my heart. i relate to it so much. there really is no other feeling quite like emptiness. its encouraging to know that im not alone in my feelings.
This poem says it all I suffer with panic attacks. Marriage gone to ruins and I feel so alone. You are great keep up the great work!
I know exactly how it feels! At least I'm not alone!
i love this poem i write lots too all about depression and suicded but i espcially loved this one cause well i am afraid of all boyz expet my brother cause he protects me im afraid of boyz cause i recently lost mine and i ahve been with him for 4 or 2 years and we were so in love that i was afraid of losing him and evrynit i dream about him like lastnite so i misesed him and i just cant get involved with another guy cause im afraid i would get my heart broke again
I really like this pome becaus one of my family member had to go thought abuse releship and her chidern to. still to this day she still has dreams about what happend and it is screcer for someone to go though this
yes i know how you feel, i was in a relationship that made me feel that way everyday, i really like this poem, keep writting them
I read this poem and almost started to cry because it sounds just how i felt 5 years ago. I was in a abusive marriage for 8 years and felt the same pain. With the help of god, family and my sons i am slowly healing but can't help think of the bad times still.
this is such a good poem. I know exactly how this girl feels to wonder around trapped with someone shes afraid of.
Thank You so much for writing this poem. I am living in fear of someone in my life at this time and this poem tells exactly what I feel. I dont think I will ever overcome it but I will not let it ruin my life. Thanks
I was sceard of this one person all of my life. She made my life hell and I don't think I will ever forget the things I had to go through. I have escaped now and I am very happy but I know that the past will haunt me for the rest of my life and thats what really hurts. Thanx for your poem it helps to know that other people are going through some of the troubles which I have experienced and it has helped alot for me to share this with whoever is reading this.
I liked ur poem so much ,i've been through this once ,returning to GOD is the best way to face ur fears
I to know what it is like to come from a place of sheer terror and fear of a person.I will pass this poem on to a friend that is still in that placeThanks
i loved your poem very much, it brought tears to my eyes, i was in an abusive 8 year relationship so i could relate well,
I believe there is no cause for fear.
i understand how your freind was feeling. it is the way i feel each day about one certain person. but life goes on dispite the poem.
this poem was off da hook

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