Haunted
By a past that I cannot change.
Taunted
By my dream's acidic rain.

Bearing a burden
That should so long ago have been destroyed.
In the shadows
Its fiery missile redeployed.

Wishing
It would just go away.
Wanting
To live my life in today.

Menaced
By guilt of time gone by.
Torn
By the message in the night's sky.

Lingering
In the corners of my mind.
In my dreams
It's not hard to find.

In reality
It creeps in and out.
My overburdened mind
Constantly shouts.

There is a pain
That lingers on.
It's the constant anguish
That deep-set guilt spawns.