Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted October 23, 2019

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From my youngest memories to adulthood

My Snake Phobia

by JLR

It was spring, sun shining day,
on the doorstep, as I first walked out,
right where I was about to step
a snake slithered on the porch.

In medical training in the desert
a cot was holding a victim beneath
which, being shaded from the sun was
a rattler.

In the jungles of Viet Nam
snakes had bodies as big as tree trunks.
Which made me want to be home even more.

Snakes, I can't even stand to look at them
I hope to see none.....never, not ever, more!


Phobias writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a 10-15 line free verse poem about a phobia you may have. We all have something that very much frightens us. No rhyming patterns.



It just is not a little thing, I simply can not stand to even see a snake on a movie screen. I just stop breathing and break out in a sweat!

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