1. Invisible War
I walk in the light but I live in darkness,
every minute is a battle and every day a war,
I will fight the demons that come throughout the night and day.
My body, soul and mind will be tested and cannot be found wanting,
broken so many times before, I am fragile,
wary of sound, sight and smell.
My mind conjures tricks and summons terrors to test my resolve,
images haunt me, I see them with my waking eyes,
nightmares can be but a word away.
I fear to sleep, I struggle to wake, I wish only for it to end,
but I must not succumb to drink, drugs or death.
I take strength from my family, but no matter the people beside me I fight my war alone.
My choice is this; to fight on or fall into darkness for eternity.
If I am to survive,
If I am to live.
There can be