I wake up hearing voices.
They close in, forever haunting.
I fight them - it's all in vain,
The calling, the taunting;
It echoes in my brain.
Everything I hear
Strengthens my fear,
Fear that sends my heart racing,
Fear that sends me pacing.
I hear the footsteps coming near,
They halt, it's more than I can take.
I watch the shadows die, as the door opens.
The light enters and in its wake
I see you and my strength weakens.
The thoughts I wanted to clear,
They won't, not while you're here.
Thoughts that will not subside,
Thoughts that I can't confide.
I can't escape this hell;
This fire will consume me,
Burn me to a shell.
I can't lie, I hate me,
You hate me as well.
I used to exist,
I've become an imposter.