Categories by Andrew Douglas

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It’s okay to feed fear
Every now and again
Perhaps it will satiate
And become your friend

Like the darkness that surrounds
        the glow of the fire 
Each one illumines the other

Or the rhythmic exchange
           between all aspects nature
There is no father without mother

Or the grief that reflects
     the soul on the pyre
It’s not to be exhumed or altered

There’s always someone lurking in the bathroom
There’s always looming danger
God loves violence
And we call it anger


Andrew is a Canadian musician, poet, and freelance writer. He currently writes for Heliconia (PaddleTV/BackpackingTV), as well as WorldAtlas. Commonly explored themes in his poetry include nature, spirituality, and the quirks of existence. Read more of his work at Middleside.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Andrew’s depiction of contrasting natures is expressed in such a beautiful manner. There is no darkness without light and vice versa. All things good or bad are just categories or definitions given by us humans. The Creator has created all as equal. It’s our own interpretations or wisdoms and experiences that makes us stand on either side of that fine line. Fear is what we make it.
    Congratulations Andrew!

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  2. jonicaggiano says:

    This is very cleaver writing. I love the comparisons you have made. We are creatures with fears and they feed off of the news, what others say and our own imaginations, etc. It makes us take a look at this, thank you. Hugs, Joni

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  3. haoyando says:

    Yes, fear is a very powerful emotion.

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