Thursday Photo  Prompt#Creature#writephoto

 This is part of Sue Vincent‘s Thursday Photo Prompt. 

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There in the dark it lies in wait

You can’t see it, it has sealed your fate.

Patiently it lurks circling in the dark 

Quicken it’s breath, can you hear,hark.
Slowly but surely it is closing in

It’s presence tingling in your skin.

Your trapped in this dark space

Closing in, you can feel your heart race.
You are on your own in this place

No escape no saving grace.

Nothing but darkness and fear

Scream as loud as you can no one will hear.
The cave is your own frightened head

The monster, your depression wishing you dead.

Yellow eyes and razor sharp fangs

You beat yourself up with hunger pangs .
There is no room for flight

You tremble and shake again in the night

The monster is massive the monster is here 

Not a wild beast  but your own inbred fear.


25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. marvaseaton
    Oct 27, 2016 @ 22:58:05

    A vivid description of what someone with depression often have to deal with…that monster that is in their own head.


  2. TanGental
    Oct 27, 2016 @ 23:00:42

    Good Willow. Very evocative use of the prompt.


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  4. Sue Vincent
    Oct 28, 2016 @ 05:32:47

    Strong words, Willow, and wholly recognisable to anyone who has suffered from depression.


  5. my frilly freudian slip
    Oct 28, 2016 @ 10:58:09

    You have described the darkness of depression very well. It is something I have dealt with all my life, so I know how massive that monster can be.


  6. jan
    Oct 28, 2016 @ 17:17:13

    Spine-tingling indeed – depression is a beast.


  7. Judy E Martin
    Oct 28, 2016 @ 17:33:04

    This is a very apt description of what suffering from depression is like Willow.


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  9. Ritu
    Oct 30, 2016 @ 10:01:47

    Oooh!!!!!!! Scary!!!


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