I awoke in the middle of the night,
Gasping for breath
Shaking from head to foot.
Sitting up in my bed,
Clutching the covers close to me,
I tried to hold on to the little sanity I had left.
But it was slipping away from me,
And I was becoming lost
In the horrors of the night.
The images wouldn't leave me,
No matter what I tried to think of.
So vivid and haunting,
All my worst fears.
Still hearing screams echoing in my ears,
Still seeing the monsters.
Pain, death, sorrow, disfiguration....
I refused to let my eyes close again
Lest I find myself trapped
In my own mind again.
A childish fear grasped me
And I shook uncontrollably.
Knowing nothing could save me.
I was alone.