Sunday, March 16, 2014

Something inside me is screaming

Something inside me is screaming
and I know not what it is.
Its terrified cries
for countless weeks
Today's poem is sponsored
have kept away sleep
as I seek
to understand.

What does it fear? Is danger near?
Does it think
I’m on the brink
Of disaster or defeat or death?
Or is it fighting monsters
from the past, perhaps?

I gasp and sweat and pace,
searching for the face
of the nameless terror.
Whose voice is this
that destroys
my dreams?
What must I do to mute
those screams?

Something inside me is crying
and I know not what it is.
Crying, denying, dying
Trying to be free
of me, perchance.
Or of time and flesh and circumstance,
What was and what should have been.

Something inside me is screaming
And I know not what it is.

Insight is not always the strong suit of those suffering from Critical Incident Stress or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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