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A walk into the darkness

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A walk into the darkness

I take a walk into the darkness 
Deeper and deeper I go
Such courage, such enthusiasm
As I so boldly walk on a path I did not know

With every step I take
The light fading
The path winding
So very disorientating 

A frightening feeling 
Somehow realising
The demons are whispering 
Dancing and prancing 
Never seeing, never touching
But just there, behind my back
Waiting, deliberating, as to when I might snap

Feeling a little scared now
Thinking this idea, should've never been conceived 
A way back now, is what I need

Maybe I should just stop
Is it time to turn back and run
But the curious darkness looms and beckons me on and on
The demons too whisper their song
Come and dance with us, on and on
You know you just want to belong

Then all of a sudden, all is gone
No light to see, nothing left, not even me
A skeleton left, where I used to be
My mind, my body, entrapped
When all I longed for, was to be free

I see now this isn't right
I really need to put up a fight
Return myself back to the light 
The demons whispers are all but rubbish
All I need now, is my own good courage

Battling on and on
I'll find a better way
Living my life from day to day
Never looking back
But always remembering not to stray
Back to the place where my demons lay.


Date: 2017

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 11/3/2017 9:36:00 AM
A very deep write...
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Stephen Mayne
Date: 11/3/2017 9:46:00 AM
Thank you, I try to write from experience and observations of life.