You're taking a walk in the woods at night
And nobody else is around.
But the further you go you suddenly hear
A peculiar, very strange sound.
You're in your nice bed, all ready for sleep
But something is troubling you.
So you go on the landing and peek downstairs
And you realise you're not alone too.
The fear of death is a powerful thing
It could quickly drive you insane.
But the fear of a man who fears his own death,
Sadly that's not quite so plain.
The power of fear is a natural thing
That you get at a very young age.
But you often think that the power of fear
Should probably be kept in its cage.
by Dominic McQuillan (11)
St Joseph's Primary School, Belfast
Competition - Poetry Emotions
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