Running Away

I never felt the sun
Never knew happiness
Temptation haunted
Conscience screamed murder
Friends never there
Hope lost in the darkness
Night always surrounding
Dreamless nights; it's cold
Trapped like a wild animal
Cornered like the quarry
Paranoia - my best friend
Vampiric demons - my guardians
No one to run to
No place to turn
Nightmares eating me alive
Dirt thrown in my face
A coffin-lid closing
A black hole filling
Tears on mother's face
Hands over Daddy's head
Clouds hovering the sky
A child hugging a parent
Cold wind biting my nose;
Rattling my bones;
Shaking my vision
No where to run
No where to hide
The streets aren't welcome
It's time to go home.