What watches us from the veil of night?
What is hiding from the touch of light?
A ghost with a past of blood and pain,
Whispering of revenge in the wind and the rain?
Is it a man condemned lying in wait,
Or the restless dead with hunger to sate?
It’s in every sound you hear,
That brushes your heart with fear.
They’re demons we have inside our minds.
Those stray thoughts we can’t seem to bind.
Can’t breathe, I can’t breathe.
This overwhelming panic has me on my knees.
Looking up at the sky praying please Lord, please make it stop,
I can’t take it anymore it feels like my heart is about to pop.
One more surge of panic feels like the end.
Then bury me and to heaven, my soul send.
I can hear the devil laugh as I gasp and strain,
Laughing at my fear and this growing pain.
This perpetual anxiety just won’t let me be,
So release my soul and set me free.
Free to arrive at another hellscape,
Perhaps this fear I won’t ever escape.
A long time ago i was somewhere that was dark with a friend of mine who was normally afraid of the dark, but for some reason it didn’t seem to be bothering him. When i asked him why he wasn’t afraid his response was along the lines of “There’s nothing that could be out in the night that’s scarier than you.” I took that as a compliment.
Trust and Fear
Shadows so dark that terrorize your mind and heart,
The fears from which your nightmares start.
Let me wipe away those tears,
Let me burn away those fears.
Just take my hand, let me hold you tight,
I won’t let anything hurt you at night.
Let me be the light that burns the shadows away,
Let me keep them at bay till the light of day.
Let me be the fiend that hunts the demons in your head,
Let me be the shield that keeps you safe in your bed.
Just trust in me then you’ll see,
Those shadows aren’t nearly as scary as me.