I Am Fear
I sprinkle angst and sew your pain.
I feed your darkest thoughts,
then watch them grow and blossom
their tendrils fill your head.
I’m icy fingers down your spine,
the things beneath your bed.
I was the creature in your wardrobe
when you were just a kid
now I lurk within shadows
a dark illusion, an evil creep
who’s stooped and dark and menacing
watching you while you sleep.
You let me in
when you were weak,
and I chased away your courage.
I’ve been at home in here for years
I feed upon your terror
and drink up all your tears.
You must never see behind my eyes
beneath my veil of deceit
I hide my weakness deep inside.
You can never see I’m just a wraith
you’ve simply no need to abide
So quietly sleep, and never wake
So I may take your aching heart
and squeeze it in my sickly claw
and watch it twist and break.
I’ll grow quietly here for evermore,
imbibing all your sadness,
until your mind becomes an open sore
driving you to madness.
So in ignorance I will keep you
For if you knew the truth
my weeds of fear you’d poison
no suffering would you bear.
You’d grow valour upon your boughs of strength
and chase me far away from here.