Silent Night

And in the night

when the world is silent

and the air is heavy

you can’t sleep

you just sit and feel

with the bedroom light

softly illuminating all your fears

and the silence softly tears

as a car passes

slowly through the dark street

Your heart is screaming

and your hands are shaking

The world shifting and shaping around you

absorbing and reflecting all the demons

haunting the shadows behind your eyes

And on the wall a fire grows

They dance and They smile

and they mock and they tease

and you beg on your knees



“Don’t leave me all alone.”

And the misery is staining the bed sheets

A place you used to breathe

and dreams they encouraged

you to take a leap and jump

and fly……

And so you did

and you were real

but this is the silence in the night

and you sit there shaking

and you remember

how that arrow struck

and you were left behind

and you cried out “No!”

But there was no one left to listen

and in this darkness where you sit

clutching at the silence with trembling fingers

you sit there with your demons

and they’re your only friends

as you scream and laugh and cry

but inside your bones already dust

and your heart is gone without a trace

and you’re less than a faded memory

hanging on the clothesline and dancing in the breeze

somewhere between death

and the welcome disruption of hell.




Author: doing2016

I started writing when I was very young. Then I was mortified on a bus full of people when one of my stories was read aloud. I lost my focus and quit. Now, I'm trying to find my voice and my ambition. I love to write, good or bad. So, I'm doing it here and now. Thank you.

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