Why do We Fear Thunder?

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 19:24 -- lb.

Why do we fear thunder?

Thunder can’t hurt you

It’s just a sound.

 

Why do we fear gunshots?

Gunshots can’t hurt you

They’re just a sound.

 

Why do we fear screaming?

A scream can’t hurt you

It’s just a sound.

 

Why do we fear footsteps?

Footsteps can’t hurt you

They’re just a sound.

 

Why do we fear ghost stories?

A story can’t hurt you

It’s just a sound.

 

Why do we fear creaking?

The creaks can’t hurt you

They’re just a sound.

 

But, you see, we don’t fear

Thunder

Gunshots

Screams

Footsteps

Ghost stories

Creaks

 

We fear

Lightning

Weapons

Agony

Strangers

Death

Decay

 

We fear the thing

But we hate the sound.

This poem is about: 
My country
Our world
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