The Sum Of All My Fears

by CJ Maleney   Mar 22, 2017

You could take all my fears,
You could add them together,
But you could not calculate them.

You could take all my desires and place them side by side.
Using all your fingers and all your toes,
You would not find a numerical answer.

You could take all my needs, take all I want.
Sit in front of an abacus and slide your beads back and fourth.
You brow will furrow in confusion.

You could take all my fears, all my desires, all my wants and all my needs.

You could apply any formulae or equation that exists or ever existed.
You could place them in front of any and every boffin that ever breathed.

They would tear their hair out in frustration.

The sum of all my fears, my hopes, my dreams and my desires cannot be measured in numbers.

They are measured in 3 letters of one word.

! YOU !


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  • 5 years ago

    by Reelo

    I can relate to this so much.

  • 6 years ago

    by mossgirl19

    I have come across many of your works, Craig but never upon a love themed one... Wow, man, I didn't know you are so very sweet. This poem is heart melting! I really like it. Added to favorites!

  • 6 years ago

    by ddavidd

    I am so sorry I might have cliched the dislike box by mistake. You have to forgive me.

  • 6 years ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Ooh now I'm intrigued.

    The problem with poets is they can say everything and reveal nothing.

    Or say very little and reveal everything.

    Words dance

    • 6 years ago

      by ddavidd

      You have a great understanding of opposite in your poetry and that would come very handy in your writes.

  • 6 years ago

    by ddavidd

    It is so interesting to deny numbers while embracing them. A good poet always make use of opposite, like this.

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