In the darkness is a surprise,
Something you can’t see with your eyes,
My spine tingles and my mouth dries,
A scream becomes silent cries,
In the darkness are the eyes,
Unseen little spies,
A stomach full of butterflies,
My chest tightens, my lungs compromised,
I cannot breathe and my heart beats rise,
I believe this will be my demise,
For in the darkness is where the fear lies.
I want to run, but I’m paralyzed,
I cannot let it terrorize,
I stand in the darkness and surmise,
That I must do as you advise,
Face my fear and vocalize,
And soon I will realize,
That I have been traumatized.
I must face my fear and analyze,
For my mind I do not want to jeopardize,
My thoughts I sort and summarize,
Until a solution begins to crystalize,
In the darkness is where the fear lies,
But I’m determined to make it to sunrise.