The labyrinth

I close my eyes & I begin to dream
Only to be awoken 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’m to face myself if I want to be free
I’m the only one that’s holding the key.


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17 Responses to The labyrinth

  1. This is really, really good.

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  2. 👌👌👌👌👍👍

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  3. Reblogged this on EDC Writing – Believing Sight Unseen and commented:
    Pleased to see the darkestfairytale again, her writing has been missed.

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  4. Ed Lehner says:

    Well done and well said.

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  5. Simon says:

    Hi there… it’s good to see you and on writing form. Slay that Minotaur!

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  6. I love this!!! Thanks for sharing

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  7. This was awesome! Your words flow so beautifully.

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  8. I bet you read The King Must Die by Mary Renault ~ a beautiful novel starring Theseus and his goddess friends, published in 1958. I remember when the paperback was floating around all over the place, still damp from it’s voyage across the sea…

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  9. No, you wouldn’t be in trouble. I’m convinced, now, he would be in trouble. If you ever run into ye olde mythic hero, Theaseus, please, be kind…

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