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by Harry
Rated: ASR · Poetry · Experience · #2092112
A rhyming poem dealing with phobias.
Hundreds of phobias from which people suffer
complicate their lives, make their lives somewhat tougher.

Claustrophobia:
Closets, small rooms, elevators do not feel right;
crushing crowds make the heart race, the chest become tight.

Acrophobia:
The higher above the ground, closer to the sky
the phobe gets, the greater this fear will amplify.

Ophidiophobia:
Slithering along, poisonous or not, the sight
of him elicits the need to kill or for flight.

Selachophobia:
“Jaws” movies brought this phobia to the forefront.
(duunnn dunnn ... duuuunnnn duun … dun dun)
Being eaten alive isn’t pleasant to confront.

Arachnophobia:
Walking into a web, having eight legs crawling
on your skin is something these phobes find appalling.

Ephebiphobia:
Having raised four myself, this phobia makes sense;
that they become adults is the main recompense.

Suriphobia:
Seeing these scurrying about the house brings fear,
causing standing on chairs and shrieking to appear.

Spheksophobia:
Stings on the wing bring pain, even a much worse threat
if allergic -- perhaps death by small bayonet.

Reading this poem could cause phobophobia
in some but hopefully not metrophobia.



(Poetic format: rhyming couplets, 12 syllables per line)

List of phobias included in this poem:
Acrophobia -- Fear of heights
Arachnophobia -- Fear of spiders
Claustrophobia -- Fear of confined spaces
Ephebiphobia -- Fear of teenagers
Metrophobia -- Fear of poetry
Ophidiophobia -- Fear of snakes
Phobophobia -- Fear of phobias
Selachophobia -- Fear of sharks
Spheksophobia – Fear of wasps
Suriphobia -- Fear of mice

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