Because I don’t want to get it
Because that would mean I help spread it
But there’s no one else who is able to do it
And supplies need to be replenished.
So I wear the mask and say a prayer
That I may not be included in the statistics
And that this sickness, never touches my family.
The clock strikes midnight and you’re all alone
An eerie feeling washes over you then you hear a low moan
The floorboards creek but you’re standing still
Your heart now beating fast and suddenly a chill!
Someone or something is wailing in the distance
You now wish you have someone else for assistance
As something is slowly creeping its way to you
And you have a feeling it wouldn’t just say “boo!”
The darkness is hiding whatever is coming while you are now more aware of your fears
You say a silent prayer but it doesn’t stop your tears
You hold your breath as you know the thing is going to get you
Suddenly! You think you hear something coo
You turn around slowly and what do you see?
A mirror showing a reflection of yourself that’s as pale as can be.
The ground shook
The sky turned black
The sound is deafening.
Each night we pray
To live another day
And each day we try to dodge the bullets.
They drop their bombs
And when the smoke clears
The stench of death lingers in the air.
I mustered the courage that took forever to gain
I took that step forward
And then just suddenly stopped
I just chocked, I couldn’t continue
My knees feel the tension
I almost buckled
My heart leapt from my throat
I half cried and half chuckled
I told myself I had to start somewhere
And now is as any good of a time
So I closed my eyes and there I was
I took the chance
I worry of what to wear
Yet there is a side in the world, somewhere
Where they worry for their lives.
I listen to music,
They listen to bombings
Nowhere is safe
My heart breaks.
I watch the news
They watch their loved ones die
For them I cry
And pray for their sake.
I shed tears and share a prayer
Of falling again
Of maybe falling
And getting hurt
I want to get it right this time
But I can’t get my head straight
I am afraid
But more afraid of ignoring it
Not a soul in sight
Or so you think
Behind dark allies
A shadow is creeping
You’re on your guard
But you know something else is about to happen
The hairs on your nape stand on end
And you run for dear life
Not knowing what’s behind you
Thunder roared and I became deaf
I got so scared I have no courage left
It mocked me and played my fears
I hid under the sheets, tried to pocket my fears.
Rain was knocking at my window
It was trying to comfort me, I know
Softly it whispered a song
Told me everything’s alright,
Nothing is wrong
Lightning flashed, it saw my fearful face
I trembled uncontrollably on my small space
It reached for me, not sure if it was being friendly
I closed my eyes and tried to sleep serenely
Time to let go
Close your eyes
Hold your breath
Take the leap
Leave your fears behind