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Contributed by Nazmythian on Friday, 6th July 2007 @ 02:27:18 PM AEST
Topic: true





She terrifies me. Most often, she remains completely oblivious to the fact that she has done so. I attempt to keep it hidden. I do not want her to know that she has such power. Not yet anyway, and certainly not over me. She can stop my heart in an instant, with just a word. I catch my breath each time I hear her say my name. She has changed my life, for the better I am certain. Yet still, she terrifies me.

Loving her has been a learning experience. I do not mean that in a bad way. Every day she offers me something new for with which to cherish her. I was never a particularly gifted student, but I look forward to a lifetime of her lessons. I will try, but I know I do not stand a chance to learn them all, and still… she terrifies me.

She does not mean to instill such fear, this I know. There is not a malignant bone within her body. The terrors instilled by her are unintentional, though they are no less real despite that fact. I do not believe she could do anything to alleviate them, even if she knew how, or was willing to make an attempt.

She terrifies me, even now, as she calls out to me and I rush to her. I find her waiting atop a precipice, looking down. She is beckoning to courage. She closes her eyes, takes a deep breath, then looks at me and smiles one last time before she spreads her arms wide and pushes off.

“I can fly,” she cries, and I fear for her.

Because even as she goes rolling slowly by, on her brand new bike, I know the day will too soon arrive… that she will beg me...

to remove the training wheels.




~ Nazmythian ~










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Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by shelby on Saturday, 7th July 2007 @ 02:40:35 PM AEST
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I love this ....... You always write holding the reader at the end of the chair, looking for the next line sentance ..... lovely story and what a splendid way to end my day.

Michelle

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by deadheadpoet on Sunday, 8th July 2007 @ 05:22:56 AM AEST
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Scott,
I am forever in awe of how you write and I am reading...my mind is racing on and on through the read with thoughts of one thing and then BAM....you hit me with something entirely different. I loved this story...so sweet, awwwwww ya big Daddy with a big heart. Your daughter will absolutely treasure this one day when she is an adult. This is just precious. Thank you for sharing.
Much peace,
Laura

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by Former_Member on Friday, 13th July 2007 @ 11:32:01 PM AEST
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This is not what I expected when I first started to read. If I were you I would get something a little less dangerous that a childs byke. Boy you must love that little one. I look forwatrd to reading more of your work. bern

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by ladyfawn on Monday, 16th July 2007 @ 05:30:52 AM AEST
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truly a beautiful piece, at the finish i said aloud 'awww!' really tugged at my heart:)

hugs n' love nessa

roses



p.s. after training wheels they want car wheels! ack!

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by tifrob on Friday, 27th July 2007 @ 07:10:58 PM AEST
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I had an idea that it was going towards your daughter...lol Due the the notes we've traded lately. It was a wonderful short story. I did not know there was a story section on your-poetry.com. Yeah I really pay attention, huh. :)

Good Story,

J~














Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by needledancing on Saturday, 4th August 2007 @ 06:44:44 AM AEST
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An absolutely precious and heart warming write.
I was thinking how intense and deeply this love was for.....probably your women.
Then to awaken to the training wheels of your daughters.....bicycle...how of course true is this love.Well done Naz.

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by Former_Member on Wednesday, 29th August 2007 @ 06:49:54 PM AEST
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What a wonderful story. I thought that I was reading about a wife or girl friend. the end caught me.You are indeed a master of words and suspense. Greetings from bern.

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by Whatsername on Wednesday, 5th September 2007 @ 06:19:48 AM AEST
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Absolutly amazing!! I loved every word! Great job!

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by law_glen18 on Tuesday, 30th October 2007 @ 04:17:29 PM AEST
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hey, really good story. I loved it, it leaves you wanting more though. Ever thought of developing the story more? But as it is it is still a fantastic piece of writing. Nice work Nazmythian

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by FleurdeSang on Thursday, 8th November 2007 @ 01:28:29 PM AEST
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Ah, the sheer power and merciless beauty of a child...

They are, as you say, pure in their intentions, and know not of their periless hold on our hearts... A mere hiccup of laughter, shining and perfect, can completely destroy the titanium walls of the most chaste... A crooked smile of adoration will send every dark cloud of sorrow eons away, leaving effervescent joy the taste of sweet candy.. And so quickly, that very same child will grow up, shed his/her prepubescent skin and spread their weak wings, ready to fly. They will leave, and go about their lives, chasing dreams and crashing along the way, but ever hopeful to get a taste of heaven..

I love this. You brought out the 'mother' in me, and made me realize just how precious children can be, especially your own. Your daughters are so very lucky to have a father like you, Scott. And although one has flewn away, another still remains.. Cherish her; cherish both of them. You have such a gift, and have been blessed with two beautiful angels... I can't thank you enough for sharing this with us. I'm so happy you're still writing, cheri. Hope to see more. Much love and happy penning. I've been away for too long... *hugs* Au revoir pour maitenant.

Always,

Your little flower,

~S.

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by emeryyy on Wednesday, 19th December 2007 @ 03:19:33 PM AEST
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that was very.. inspiring in a way. The love shown in your choice of words is amazing. Very Great.

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by ki on Wednesday, 2nd January 2008 @ 12:02:36 AM AEST
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ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL!!I LOVED IT!!


KI

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by ell_03 on Friday, 14th March 2008 @ 12:12:10 PM AEST
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it is really short, but its also really good!

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by kissingsolitude on Thursday, 20th March 2008 @ 05:03:11 PM AEST
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love it, i can't wait to read more of your stuff

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by Voice of the Silent on Saturday, 22nd March 2008 @ 03:09:52 PM AEST
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I think of myself more as a poet as a writer but great story lot of suspense

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by angel_blue on Tuesday, 25th March 2008 @ 12:44:11 AM AEST
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i really loved reading this. I had to read it again because i couldn't believe how it caught me off guard. And even though I'm not a parent, this is how I've imagined it would feel. Thanks for the journey

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by lildancngurl on Wednesday, 25th June 2008 @ 05:01:19 AM AEST
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I really really liked this story, no matter how short, it really caught what feelings are rushing through your mind with a child. Good job! :)
I loved it!

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by Former_Member on Saturday, 8th November 2008 @ 02:24:20 AM AEST
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This was great!!! I really thought you were going somewhere else with this up until that awesome little (or big?) twist at the end. A thoroughly enjoyable read. Thank you.

Tim
(who can still relate even though he initially thought he was relating to another train of thought)

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by Almostheaven4u on Tuesday, 16th December 2008 @ 04:18:55 PM AEST
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I think very cleverly written to seduce the reader! Great job! The ending was not what I was expecting and yet I was completely, and pleasantly surprised!

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by suze on Sunday, 4th January 2009 @ 09:32:04 PM AEST
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A wonderul, wonderful story
I enjoyed reading it every bit
A great, unexpected metaphor in the end there.
God bless, and continue writing!
-sue.

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by emmyb14 on Thursday, 8th January 2009 @ 06:14:38 PM AEST
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nice,
good job buddy

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by xmistyangel on Friday, 27th March 2009 @ 07:39:47 PM AEST
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awwww

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by Muinanyere on Sunday, 26th April 2009 @ 07:23:27 PM AEST
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this was simply beautiful! wonderful story :)

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by one-curly-fry on Thursday, 14th May 2009 @ 08:33:49 PM AEST
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Absolutely a beautiful piece Nazmythian. It is a piece that continues pulls you in throughout and the discription tended to pull up memories from my own life.
Very good read!

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by KitCat on Friday, 19th June 2009 @ 08:37:01 AM AEST
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I never thought it would end that way and that's what i love about it. I love reading unexpected endings, and from the way it began I would of never thought. I loved it. Keep writing. Great job

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by Imitacioneo on Wednesday, 23rd September 2009 @ 05:00:36 PM AEST
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That's cool to to write about you daughter. I don't have a kid but I am sure they'd be the best inspiration anybody could ever have to do almost anything. I always hear that - people being terrified by their children's childhood and how transitory it really is in the end.

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by Gravity on Saturday, 5th December 2009 @ 04:06:05 PM AEST
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Beautiful. I really enjoyed that. :)

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by Lady_Daisy on Monday, 18th January 2010 @ 02:30:14 AM AEST
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This made me smile for the first time today. Wonderful.

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by AbiIsAnArtistInLove on Sunday, 25th April 2010 @ 06:08:18 PM AEST
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Beautiful.. Check out some of my poems.. commetnr ate whatevs..
=D

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by fang on Saturday, 15th May 2010 @ 06:50:59 PM AEST
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you kinda remind me of how i write... starting off with little detail then giving more as the story goes on. i like it. short sweet and alittle suspensefull

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by Cliche on Monday, 31st May 2010 @ 03:01:09 PM AEST
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Powerful and beautiful simultaneously. Magnificent, I really can not praise this enough. Really, really enjoyed this.

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by anonomys on Monday, 30th August 2010 @ 05:56:50 PM AEST
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awesome poem

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by CarrieLindeman on Thursday, 16th September 2010 @ 05:18:53 PM AEST
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Wow. That was really great. I love when a writing starts off with a vauge idea of who or what you are talking about. I really loved it. Keep it up!!

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by petulinka on Sunday, 14th November 2010 @ 04:15:56 PM AEST
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trully amazing wouldnt expect that!!:)..like it from beginning till the end!!

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by sia on Friday, 13th May 2011 @ 04:44:40 AM AEST
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it's a wonderful story! i loved the way it ends.:)

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by antfarmer on Monday, 24th October 2011 @ 07:58:28 AM AEST
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good job

Re: She Terrifies Me (User Rating: 1)
by softerware on Sunday, 20th January 2013 @ 12:36:05 AM AEST
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What a great ending! I love this!
Keep writing!!




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