Love Poetry: “Fear of Being” by Gary R. Hess

“Fear of Being” is a love poem written by Gary R. Hess and has been featured in the book titled Temptation’s Trust. It is the first book dedicated to love by the author.

The following romantic contemporary poem uses imagery to display the speaker’s emotions whenever his love smiles and laughs.

FEAR OF BEING by Gary R. Hess

Your smile is like an angel’s wings
that takes me where I’ve never seen.
It floats me high into the sky
and drops me when I begin to fly
and when I drop to Ocean’s floor,
I swim and sink and swim some more
to hold my thoughts unto ignore.

I surface then wonder the land
in search of holy slumber,
But I fear your laugh,
and turn to death’s chamber.

It brings along a midnight glow
of winter’s deathly passion.
Of tears and fears
and hopes and cheers
of years of everything
which I hold dear,
but hopes and cheers
bring with nothing
but love’s deathly fashion
in search of glory’s passion.

Gary R. Hess

Gary was born and raised on a small farm in rural Kansas. Today, he is teaching various nationalities English in Southeast Asia. Get his newest poetry eBook here.