I must keep running,
This thing is ever so cunning.
It chases afar,
I can’t stop to rest,
Hunting me, it’s at its’ best.
It never will stop, nor let me forget,
That I deserve it’s constant threat.
At times so near, that I can hear it,
Breathing and yearning for just one hit.
To take me down to its’ stormy lair,
A pit of utterly loathsome despair.
I must keep moving,
No stopping to hide,
It can sense where I reside.
My fear, it draws it, ever closer; closer.
Always there it will not deter.
Keep on running,
No! Don’t turn around!
Keep going ’til you lose its’ sound.
The sound that echoes,
That pains and taunts,
The minds of those it eternally haunts.
The darkness around,
It hinders my flight,
But doesn’t obstruct my pursuers’ sight.
I’m lost in darkness,
Confused and afraid….Run!..,
Through a world without any sun.
In the darkness it swiftly flies,
Glaring at me with its’ flaming eyes.
I often can hear the pounding in my ears,
Its’ heart beating, throbbing me to tears.
I must keep running!
Forever move faster!
To avoid a potential horrific disaster.
I must stay strong,
Keep moving ahead,
So I don’t end up worse than dead.
K. Aldaya, 3/21/04
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