Oct 12

What goes bump in the night

There are things that go bump in the night
following…
    lurking…
        hiding…
Following the light,
chasing after it.
Lurking in the shadows 
as it can never go anywhere else.
Hiding from the light,
knowing it will never belong there.
We too 
follow...
    lurk...
        hide…
Follow our loved ones,
our friends, our family.
Lurk in the background,
afraid to burst through.
Hide from our insecurities,
thinking we can never beat them.

So when we must face our demons,
we must look in the mirror first.
We must deal with the monsters in our own minds
before we can deal with the monsters beneath the bed.
We must open our own eyes to ourselves first
before we can see the monsters around us.

sprouted

my greatest fear


what goes bump in the night 
for me?

what am i scared of?

really,
the only true answer
is
myself.

i'm afraid of my mind,
what it can do to me.
i'm not supposed to give it this power.
i try.

but i'm scared.