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Poem--'Scared of Tomorrow'

Poetry By: Mike Stevens

Future worries

Submitted:Nov 9, 2011    Reads: 13    Comments: 5    Likes: 2   

Scared of Tomorrow

In the dark of my room, the specters shows the face

of my imagination's worst possible scenarios; they freeze me in place

I fight a losing battle with my darkest thoughts

It's like I'm chasing a ghost that refuses to be caught

Not seeing it clearly is so much worse

than seeing what it really is and dealing with what, of coarse

It grows and grows in my mind, till it's this ferocious beast

that looms over me with blood-red eyes, and then it will cease

to be something that I can solve

It grows more terrible, until it evolves

into a hopeless situation that I cannot defeat

It just sits there and grinds away; it won't let me be

With each pass through my brain the what-ifs change around

until they're insurmountable, and then they'll drag me down

Even as I think of them I realize what I do,

but that realization doesn't help; each what-if is a new,

even higher wall that towers over my head

Impossible to climb, they fill me with dread

For that reason, I'm scared of tomorrow

For what's to come next, I just don't know


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