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Student Poetry Corner - My Deepest Fear

The Delphian has introduced this poetry section so students may submit their original poems to be considered for publication. Submit poems up to 250 words to delphian@adelphi.edu and elizabethpanchyk@mail.adelphi.edu.


Notebooks and to-do lists are some of my best “friends” in terms of organization. The second line of this poem came to my mind while I was in the middle of some personal planning. This is how my writing process usually is. I think of a word or phrase, conceptualize a theme, and then write and arrange relevant lines around the initial word/phrase. This poem, like many of my other poems, has become a personal maxim. It is my hope that my readers will also use it for self-reflection purposes. May we not just plan but dare to reach the heights we dream of.


My Deepest Fear

by Candice Garwood (Freshman International Studies Major)


My deepest fear

is my mind becoming a graveyard of dreams & "Here lies"

a battered box

of crinkled plans & notes

blueprints & outlines

of indefinite scopes


Meticulously dressed

and locked away

never granted the sight

of the light of day.

  • Candice Garwood (@c.g._writes on Instagram)

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