It’s like being chased,
sprinting away with great haste.
I can tell it’s just inches from my heel,
and fear is all that I can feel.
I won’t get caught by this great beast,
or I’ll put up a fight at the very least.
I have no idea how to get away.
All I can do now is run and pray.
I’ve been running all night and day
just trying to avoid this fray.
I stumble and fall,
no longer even able to crawl.
I’ve made no progress.
I see no way out of this mess.
Full of sudden hopelessness.
No more strength that I possess.
I could simply lay there,
and end this whole nightmare.
Let myself become the feast,
of this snarling ugly beast.
Closer and closer comes that unsettling sound,
as I lay on the cold hard ground.
Final moments before I ascend above,
thinking of those that I love.
I think of my family.
I realize I can’t give up this easily.
For them it isn’t fair,
For them I need to be there.
I fill my lungs up with air,
I give all the strength I can spare.
I stumble to my feet,
I will not admit defeat.
Once again weaving through trees,
I pray “God, please,
help me get through this,
help me out of the abyss.”
His stomping could no longer be heard,
it seems my prayers have been answered.
I look all around and I see I’m alone.
I’m relieved I’m on my own.
Finally, I feel I’m free,
but then I see him right in front of me.
As he comes around the bend,
I can see he’s brought a friend.
With me outnumbered, they think they’ve won.
But once again I start to run.
“Two of them is just unfair”
“I can’t escape to anywhere”
I realize my solution will not last,
even though I’m pretty fast.
They won’t disappear,
I’m going to have to face my fear.
Although I’m completely filled with fright,
I know deep down it’s time to fight.
Time for me to stand up and face the problem,
afterall, running will never stop them.