I feel the fire behind my pain,
But I ignore it for my sanity's sake,
I feel the shadow of sorrow in my brain,
And through these both I know I'm awake.
I feel that thunder in my brain,
That echo of pain in my heart,
I feel that chill run through my vein,
And with these I fight to not fall apart.
I fight back that savage cry of pain,
I feel that echo of many a past sin,
I seek to wash it all away with the tears of rain,
And to run from all those demons beneath my skin.
Lawrence Cottam 2018