Nightmares


We all have our nightmares
That keep us awake at night
Fears that rule our day

When we were little it was the bogyman under our bed
As we grow, the lies and rumors our friends can spread
Older still it becomes the guilt of knowing
What we do when no one is around
What we watch when we can’t get caught
What we think when our spouse is nowhere to be found

You know they’re there
Lurking in the shadows
Waiting, trying to make you fall
But you’re so tough saying to yourself you can win

But when the life goes off
They pounce like a lion on his prey
And seize you by chains made of your own guilt and pride

And you realize the fears you had as child
Are nothing compared to the
Demons that posses you now

They consume your heart
Till you can’t love anymore
Fill your mind
Till you can’t think past them
They sap your strength
And steal your soul
To give to their King of Lies

And when all hope is gone
You look back and see
The star that kept the darkness at bay
The comforting voice among the accusing
The outstretched hand when others were chaining you

It’s your choice as it was mine
Fight and Loose
Or lean on the one who both created and defeated them
I know which one I take
How ‘bout you?

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