Fears – Emma Hewston

Fear isn’t my boss anymore

My name is Emma Hewston. I am a Geography Teacher from Birmingham. Until 2 years ago I hadn’t really written (or read) any poetry since I was at school myself! I have written 2 books of poetry and am passionate about reading the inspirational poetry of others too. After welcoming our first child into our lives this summer I find myself thinking there’s a first time for everything so thought it time to share my own poetry with others too.


I am a thought machine.
I can think up disasters so big even dinosaurs scamper.
My thought disasters are quick off the mark,
Faster than me, faster than cheaters.

I am a thought machine.
The dinosaurs know my footprints
Each one pressed in beauty,
A pathway leading everywhere but to disaster.

I am a thought machine.
The cheaters know my spots
They kindly dot-to-dot in magnificent constellations
Lockets of love, no disaster here.

I am a thought machine and I think for myself.
Fear isn’t my boss anymore,
Sure I get afraid but I am more afraid of
not being true.
Being a thought machine is amazing, I thought myself here didn’t I?

Emma Hewston

Did you enjoy this poem? Why not visit Maggie’s website at: Maggie’s Centre Nottingham to find out more about their exceptional work and/or make a donation. Do you have a poem you would like to submit to Voices? Feel free to do so by email at: voicespoetry@outlook.com or via the ‘Contact’ page on this site.

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