Darkness is my enemy
It swallows me up inside,
With searing thoughts and pictures
Flashing slowly; it won't subside.
As I lay their staring blankly
In a room that has no light,
In the darkness that envelopes me
No courage left to fight.
I close my eyes so tightly
To keep out the pain and fear,
But the gripping pieces of memory
The jaws of darkness devours me
To take over my mind and soul,
The retching feeling deep inside
Is finally taking its toll.
I can't stop the fears of sadness
It tears me all apart,
I see the pain from long ago
That shatters my broken heart.
I can't escape the darkness
That lives inside of me,
I fear it will last forever
It may never set me free.
The darkness kills my spirit. It obscures my mind.
Why does it have this power over me? Am I that weak that I let it take over my very being? Why does it render me helpless with flashes of memory that overtake my mind, memories that make me sad, hopeless, fearful and helpless? What is this "Power of Darkness?"