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Shadows -part 1

Creeping behind the walls and chairs
They linger all about.
They hang themselves amongst our homes
Causing pain and doubt.
They thrive upon our sorrow,
Upon our hate, our lives, our hearts.
They eat away at our souls
And watch us fall apart.
laughing in our faces, knocking us down.
Yet we fail to notice them-
Though they are all around.
They talk to us when we are awake
And ly with us as we sleep.
They torment our every waking day
And haunt us in our dreams.
They feed upon our empty souls,
And drink upon our misfortunes.
They live so long as we are sad,
And die if we are fortunate.
In and out all day all night,
They never seem to leave.
When ever we leave a room or shut a light,
They're there with you and me.
Though they manage to stay hidden,
We know that they are there.
We can feel them breathing down our backs,
And brushing against our hairs.
With every word that comes forth our mouths,
And every momentous thought- 
They're with us-thinking with us-
Speaking the words we have fought.
Their foul stench fills the air 
Making one sick to the smell. 
Their cold touch upon our bodies,
Sends shivers through out ourselves.
We feel them enter our skins
And break beneathe our bones.
Bitting into our bodies,
Ripping apart our souls.
Clenching their rugged jaws
As hard as they can bite.
They rip and tear and eat away,
With all their strenght and might.
They make you cry, they make you sad,
They make you want to give up.
They posses your mind with evil thoughts
And all their is to corrupt.
They know as long as you are down,
And don't have the courage to get back up-
They continue to tie you down
And force you to give up.
Once you give into their temptation
They know they took your soul,
And their job with you is done.
You've left to lone and wither
And lay to rot away.
Never being happy again,
or live another day.
They've robbed you of your blessings,
They've took all of your strength.
Once they got you where they want,
They just take it all away.
Back into the walls and chairs,
The doors and beds and halls.
Slithering about and around,
Looking for more lost souls.
It doesnt take much longer,
For them to return or find a new.
Again the pain and torture starts
Until the chains have broken through.........

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