This ride

She screams inside
the thoughts have clouded her mind
it burns, it hurts, to think so much
and the screaming clogs the ears and such
the body moves to thoughts that steal
every moment, no time to heal
for visions build and she’s been misled
her screams have swallowed up her head
dreams don’t comfort during these reds
the worlds she visits end with tides
floods of roses often thyme
and everything will be just fine
keep the screaming inside this time

The outside evil

Windows shatter in this house
broken glass we can’t get out
fire sits just outside doors
we can’t breathe this time for sure
children burn and then they cry
we forget how nightmares hide
in the doorways, windows and floors
the demons know what we look for.

24/7

Yes, I’m afraid
afraid of nearly everything
my heart it screams
naturally it’s haunting me
it aches and moans
I feel fear in my soul
it’s so much more
than just a panic-this is
full blown
I’m awake
but dreaming is a nightmare
just like life
my eyelids shut
but I don’t feel right
it’s not a dream, no this
this is reality
and I am terrified
of sights, and sounds
and movements
a child laughs
and I am horrified
irrational as it must seem
my mind it works in constant agony
I’m afraid of everything
even when I know
there’s no reason to be.

Equilibrium

Terror from within
killed the beast but then
here he comes again
the mark of evil on his lips
I have broken bones
these thoughts
they’re not my own
because the beast does live
breathing from my neck
the oxygen is spent
on constant cleverness
fearing for my life
I know I will survive.

Nightmares

I don’t know what I’m crying for
I just know I’m dying on the floor
moaning and sighing
this heart aches for more
but it’s gone now
it’s gone now
the feeling I was holding
it’s gone now
and I don’t have a cure for sobbing
it’s gone now I’m broken
but it’s not alright
no beauty here, no tragic light
no candle dinners this time tonight
I don’t know what I’m crying for
don’t know why my heart is sore
why every bone is breaking
or why my hands are shaking
I don’t know what’s wrong with me
another breakdown another bad dream