Eyes in the Dark--poem

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  No Houses
The unknown

Submitted: June 27, 2015

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Just out of view, did that shadow just move?

Fear of the fear taints all that you do.

It's the unknown that fills you with dread.

The reality's gone, reason has fled.

 

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The monsters in your mind rise to new heights.

The shadows build until they block out the light.

Your mind in overdrive, the imagined terrors

rise higher, till your tortured brain alters

 

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reality and gives way to your imagined nightmares,

as you play a game of possibles solitaire.

You're all alone, alone in the dark.

This paranoia cannot be seen, it leaves no mark,

 

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but it'll destroy you, small bit by small bit,

eating away your piece of mind, until it gets

to the end, and leaves you shaking.

It's selfish--it never leaves, it's only taking.

 

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You tell yourself all of this, yet it does no good.

You know exactly what's happening--you know you should

just will yourself to stop, will yourself to a better mental place,

but you're helpless, the mirror reflects a growing tortured face.

 


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