The labyrinth

I close my eyes & I begin to dream
Only to be woken by echoing screams,
A maze of paths & endless patterns
“Holy fuck” how did this happen?

I drift around there’s no way out
Barely can see, I panic & shout
Menacing roars from far ahead
It knows I’m here & it needs to be fed.

I run around it’s a lot to apprehend
Paths lead to nowhere except dead ends,
The pattern is complex, I’m not going to lie
I’m scared I’m lost & I don’t want to die.

Instincts surge and logic appears
I’ll find the centre, everything is clear
I’ll obtain a key to open this door
With the courage to slay a Minotaur.

Starting to wish I listened to my teacher
How did Theseus kill this creature?
No time to think, the roars get closer
I stumble & fall, “shit”
Into the Minotaurs enclosure.

I can feel it with me, I’m fully aware
It’s sizing me up, I feel its stare
Creeping out of the dark into my space
I nearly collapsed it has the same face.

Everything is clear the maze is my head
The fear I carry keeps this monster fed,
I’ve to face myself if I want to be free
I’m the only one that’s holding the key.


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28 Responses to The labyrinth

  1. M.E. Dill says:

    Holy cow that is amazing! Such stark imagery. Love the twist at the end. Wonderful piece!!

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  2. Coyote from Orion says:

    Funny because Mars gone into Taurus today. MinoTAUR…. the bull… Minos and the Labyrinth. Bowie was a Capricorn though… same day in January as Elvis


  3. emotionsoflife2016 says:

    Beautiful flow


  4. Kris says:

    Those last lines! One of my favorite stories, great poem.

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  5. marlinalicea says:

    I am nominating you for a March madness award, just copy and paste this over 5 blogs if you like to participate. “I’m nominating you for That’s So Jacob’s March Blog Madness! It’s simple: find five interesting blogs today, copy and paste this comment, and give them a follow! Have fun spreading the blog love this month!”

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  6. simonfalk28 says:

    Really gripping. The suspense jumps out of the jumbled passages to us! May those who feel this in their lives find a way out 🙂


  7. Beautiful! Such wisdom we find in our labyrinthine minds!

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  8. Rajiv says:

    Awesome stuff, milady!

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  9. The Power & The Glory says:

    Wonderful fluid poetry – I would equate to tea and biscuits on a rainy afternoon overlooking hyde park

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  10. when the minotaur hops on me back n’ goes fo’ me throat, lassie, i holler “Jesus have mercy!” and the damn thing disappears. anyway, that’s what worked fo’ me… you’ve written a little masterpiece here. bravo!!!

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