"Paranoia"

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Paranoia...

Creeping on my skin
Staring behind my back
In the back of my mind
Out the corner of my eye.
I distant shadow
A fluttering wind
A pitter patter of footsteps
An ominous grin
What's that sound?
I thought I saw...
Something move
With red eyes and Sharp claw
What if monsters were real?
And walked amongst us,
Vampires, werewolves
Ghosts and such.
But truth is we are the monsters
There is no limit to how cruel a human can be.
Compared to the demons of the night,
They kneel at our feet.
Child abuse, rape, animal cruelty...
Some humans don't deserve the right to breathe...

We lie we cheat we spread our disease.
Pollute the earth, the air the sea
Waste ourselves, waste our food
Defile ourselves or others depending on our mood.
We are corrupt and full of greed
Confuse what we want with what we need
We forget that everyone bleeds...
Everyone hurts, everyone dies
In the end it just comes down to
Another lost life.

But its not death I fear
It's the unknown
The moments between then and now
Will I reap what I have sown
It's my own consciousness that makes me paranoid.
I don't want to end up alone
Null and void.
I never meant to hurt anyone
At least of all not you.
But we can't control who we fall in love with
And we certainly can't choose.
But we can control the things we do...

© Copyright NMJ 2012

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Senoritaa 4 years ago

Another great one, with a clear message. Loved it Nikki, if only all of us had such self realizations.


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epigramman 4 years ago

.....well my dear Nikki - you always take me to provocative and exciting places with your writing - so in return with my appreciation - I will take your writing and proudly display it on my Facebook page with a direct link back here at lake erie time ontario canada 11:54am and sending you warm wishes and good energy


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

The world would be a better place... thanks senoritaa.

Epigramman! Hello there. That would be awesome of you. Thanks! I am glad i can excite you and such with my words :)


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Nikki, Nikki, Nikki, You are making it hard to keep up with the poetry that you are writing. It is soo..Awesome.

I love this also, The words are soo true. keep it up baby, let the emotions and thoughts flow, you wonderful human being.

Love Michael


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thanks Micheal. Yu are a doll. I think that will be all for day so no need to fret lol. You are all caught up. :p


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dotty1 4 years ago from In my world

Really enjoyed your poem


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Nikki your writing is so amazing lately. What is making this happen? This is a new more sharper more precise aimed you ... and I must say, I like it a lot. Some profound words coming forth here, and it shows. :)


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

ah thanks so much cathy. idk just stuff i been thinking about lately.


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the pink umbrella 4 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

I love the part where you say we forget that everyone bleeds. Truely artistic expression here.


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks my dear. hmm its funny that you decided to read and comment on this one, when part of my inspiration for it was Being Human :)


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the pink umbrella 4 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

Thats weird...maybe i AM psychic after all. Hmmm.....lol


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thinice13 4 years ago from Colorado

Great stuff again. I shouldn't be surprised I'm beginning to think.


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

lol yea just expect it! haha

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