Thursday, 30 June 2011

Maffick Monday #2 What if fear didn’t exist?

Alicia is hosting Maffick Monday. Her prompt this week is ‘What if fear didn’t
exist?’ Thank you, Alicia J

If fear didn’t exist,
Would courage become redundant,
Would idiocy be more abundant,
If fear didn’t exist?

If terror died away,
Would nightmares turn into sweet dreams,
Loud laughter eliminate screams,
If terror died away?

If panic went missing,
Would nobody worry or fret,
Or trouble to climb out of debt,
If panic went missing?

If alarms didn’t sound,
Would we know if danger were nigh,
Would we see we must fly or die,
If alarms didn’t sound?

If fear didn’t exist,
Homo sapiens would be devastated,
All humankind’s life terminated,
If fear didn’t exist. 


  1. This made me think. You are right, we need fear to survive and sometimes to act in the best way.

  2. This made me think. You are right, we need fear to survive and sometimes to act in the best way.


    Ihope I'm putting this URL in the right place. Thank you for an interesting meme.

  4. Wow! I really like this! It's so very thoughtful and powerful.

  5. so many things that we think are our enemies make our lives possible ...

    excellent piece

  6. I think if negatives didn't exist, we would not know we need something to compare it to. I do not think, for example, that we could really know what happiness IS if we did not also experience sadness.

  7. Very wise words - without fear we would probably no longer exist.

    Anna :o]

  8. This was a great, thought-provoking post. I especially loved the stanza about the alarm sounds. Thank you for contributing.

  9. Great poem, and very thought provoking. I agree, we need these negatives to keep us working toward more positive goals.

  10. Thoughtful ideas in a well crafted poem.


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