Saturday, November 26, 2005

The Shadow

It comes from a place
Barren and bleak
Where light is never seen
And nothing good ever grows

A faceless shadow
With deep hollows for eyes
A soulless creature
Spreading pain and despair

It keeps pace with me
Step for step
Lurking in the darkest corners
Of my mind

Its searing breath
Burns my neck
Its bony fingers
Digging deep inside of me

It follows
It stalks
A relentless enemy
A constant companion

I can’t run
There is no place to hide
There is no escape

As its leaded cloak engulfs me
Crushing the breath from my chest
Draining the blood from my veins
Ripping my soul from my heart