Poem a Day – Day 26 – Prompt is Face Your Fear


Hello! Happy Sunday and thanks for visiting on my normal post day. I am still continuing the OctPoWriMo poem a day challenge. We’ve made it to Day 26 and will be finishing up this week. It’s been a great way for me to push myself and also great to meet new writers. I have enjoyed visiting new blogs and appreciate those who have visited mine.

Our OctPoWriMo prompt today was about facing our fears. Our suggested inspiration possibly scary movies or Halloween, or maybe words like frightening and mysterious.

My poem today is a real horror story ;). I hope you enjoy.


With white knuckles,
tensed muscles,
and blood pressure spiking,
she walked in the door.

The smells and sounds
she had forgotten assaulted her
as she walked in the room,
but she steeled herself.

She was not alone, others waited.
She looked at their faces –
they all seemed braver,
more prepared than she.

Too soon they took her back
into the room full of drills
and tools and strange instruments.
Time for the dentist.

11 thoughts on “Poem a Day – Day 26 – Prompt is Face Your Fear

    1. Cool! Thank you.

      You know they say write what you know – I know terror at the dentist. I had a few bad experiences so I’ve never been able to completely let go of that anxiety. But I am happy for you that it’s no drama πŸ™‚

  1. funny. coincidentally, I go to the dentist tomorrow and I don’t mind. I have good teeth, and the dentist does not weigh you. That’s the scary part of a dr. visit!

    1. Thanks! Have a good time at the dentist. Glad it’s not the anxiety ridden experience it is for me. I am quite certain I make it worse being so afraid πŸ™‚

    1. It was fun to write it like that πŸ™‚

      Don’t particularly care for would not be strong enough description for how I feel about the dentist. πŸ˜‰ I am sure they are nice people, but they scare me. I am a total chicken. Maybe if dentist looked like Dr Faust though …

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