Fear Poem

Nighttime Anxiety Poem: Facing My Inner Demon

Fear has the power to cripple. Faith has the power to heal. This poem captures the feeling of paranoia and the constant feeling of being watched or followed. It describes the fear of an unknown entity lurking in the shadows and waiting to enter their mind. The poem evokes a sense of terror and anxiety, as they become increasingly aware of the presence of a demon or otherworldly being that is haunting them.

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Published by Family Friend Poems July 2016 with permission of the Author.

I know you're there.
Lurking in the darkness of the night,
Cowering in the shadows, avoiding the light,
Crouched behind the curtain or hid beneath the bed,
Awaiting the chance to dive into my head.

I know you're there.
With your bloodshot eyes glowing, never showing,
Watching me with a hunger, all the while knowing
I fear you most when the daylight's gone,
With seemingly endless hours til morning's dawn.

I know you're there.
With your black heart pounding in your leathery chest,
Knowing too well I'll get no rest
As you prowl my room like a ghostly haunt,
I know it's my soul that you need and want.

I know you're there,
You demon from Hell. I know you can tell
My fears are growing and beginning to swell
Like a ticking time bomb about to explode.
You sit patiently with your evils to unload.

I know you're there.
You pitiless beast, ready to feed
On my every thought, on my every deed
I can feel you staring, glaring, carrying out your scheme
To enter my mind through an open dream.

I know you're there.
No noise you make as you devise a plan for my soul to take
Back to the land of the living dead before I awake.
I won't sleep, I won't close an eye
As soon as I do I know I'll die.

I know you're there.


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