Tfam13 Poetry: Nightmares to Dreams

Why is changing so hard and difficult

I’ve been trying to change my ways so I can become a better father and husband

It’s not my families fault I have so much baggage going on upstairs like contraband

Since about 17 I’ve been shackled by depression and angry thoughts that I can’t stand

Ten years later I find myself still in that place trying so hard to rebrand who I am

I always trick myself into thinking I’m on a solid positive streak, then oops, my demons come back on repeat

The other night I wake up startled, I see my demon’s faces looking at me from across the room, smiling at myself like I’m a tasty treat

They then tell me it’s time to go, I say no and yell at them to go before I leave them all deceased

This makes my monsters chuckle while they vanish into smoke, instantly I know where they have gone and it’s certainly not on their feet

Just like that I feel like I’m back where I started, always feeling like I don’t know how much more I can withstand

Then I look down in my bed and see my girls sleeping so sound, they give me the strength to keep on fighting

With my girls by my side I will never stop trying to defeat these demons, this there is no denying

No matter how bleak and gloomy things may get, nothing can break our team

While I would do anything to protect my girls, I know there’s nothing they wouldn’t do to help and protect me

My family gives me the power to turn my nightmares into dreams

Published by Tanner Shurtliff

Tfam13 is all about my sci-fi/fantasy stories. Writing has always been my passion. I hope you all enjoy! Thanks 🤙

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