Have you ever been,

Choked by a dream?

Have you ever been,

Smothered by a word?

Have you ever been,

Locked down by a lie?

Have you ever been,

Betrayed by a thought?

Have you ever been,

Trapped by an emotion?

Have you ever been,

Lied to by yourself?

It's suffocating,

Restricting,

Painful.

It's like drowning;

Silent and peaceful,

But then the silence starts to roar.

And the sound rises and swells,

Til it consumes you.

And you die with only that sound,

Ringing in your ears.

I can hear the roar,

In the silence.

I can feel dark feelings creeping up on me,

In a noise filled room.

And I can feel the confusion,

Knotting in my chest,

As I try to untangle my thoughts,

And drown out the roar.

NOTE: Confused yet? Me too.

SF