Panzer Attack

Posted: 26 February 2013 in Poems, Understanding Others
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All our fears- how do they appear?The mighty engine pulses, ready to go
It’s hostile out there,
But sitting high up, peering out
The mighty German all-terrain machine is unstoppable.
Engage gears, engine roars
Moving out, heads turn in alarm
All inside are safe
Vehicles scatter, people jump aside.
Each black coloured monster costs a bomb
Just drinks the juice
Its 4WD used – only on the school run
Never on anything serious.
Yet – I’m safe inside
The roads are dangerous
My children are at risk
I am afraid for them. I am afraid.
It’s 3.15
There’s plenty of space inside this cavernous beast
Time to pick up the kids
Time for Panzer Attack.


Fear. As our lives are still so much more comfortable than our parents and grandparents, we are still stalked by anxieties, neuroses and fear. Some people are anxious when they speak to me, as if prostate cancer can be caught by breath or handshake. Some things, like 4x4s, appear as status symbols. But to the owner the statement may not be of status, but of fear. Anxiety of the outside.

1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear.”


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