Loneliness is a Hungry Beast
Loneliness creeps through the night
Looking to latch onto anyone tight.
He turns the corner with a creek in his smile
Waiting for those who appear to be hollow.
He preys on the lost and scared
Hoping to find a soul that is bare.
Attracted to the troubled minds
The only way that he can survive.
He gnaws on your mind with his razor-sharp teeth
Needing and wanting to constantly feed.
He claws at the soul until you’re too weak
Watching you bleed, driven by your defeat.
He devours all your dreams
It’s all a part of his grand scheme.
He slashes at the heart by tearing out your hopes
Ripping out your love till there’s nothing else left.
He dives into your soul; no moment to spare,
Beginning to tell you, No one else cares.
Weak and injured you sadly give in
Now it is time for his fun to begin.
He tells you to lock your door,
Closing yourself off from all of the world.
He tells you he’s your new best friend.
Nothing but your soul for him to win.
Stripped and weak you obey
The first step to your dismay.
You search for Strength from within
Your soul too weak; your soul too thin.
He knows you are desperate to find
Someone to hold to keep you fine.
He calls on his long-time friend
Telling him he has a new soul to win.
Abruptly there’s a rap at the door
With a sudden fright… you think who could be there?
Overwhelmed with fear—you hesitate…
Loneliness tells you, just “Go for it!!”
Scared and desperate you open the door
Fear rushes in, throws you to the floor.
You discover that it’s his friend Fear
Trying all he can to keep you near.
They ravage your body.
They spread like disease.
They cripple your mind.
They strip off your pride.
Their plan was to lame you until your too old
No looking back now your future is told.
Too tired to fight them away, all your hope and joy now gone
You know no other way, now accepting of your own dismay.
Never fighting for yourself
Instead dieing all by yourself. Copyrighted ©2012 Jessica Nile Brunelle