The Night Before Light

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Part One

Running, panting, falling,

There it was again, the monster she dreaded,

Ripping off everything that got in its way,

Green algae laced his hideous form,

Horns punctuated his face; his claws were of a bear,

He kept howling like a wolf,

Fear surrounded her like a fence,

Heart pounding, throat thickening, fists clenched, she tried to get up again,

Groping in the dark, trying to find her way,

Should she scream for help?

Who would answer her?

She was alone, just as she wanted,

Heavy footsteps kept getting closer,

Sweat and blood dripping from her as she tried to find a way out

The web she was in was all so scary,

There was no way out of it,

If there was a God, he sure wouldn’t want to save her-she was too far gone to be saved,

The hurt filled her heart till it began to overflow

Another shrill disturbed the silence of the night,

The monster had wrenched the heart of another victim,

For how long would she keep running in circles?

But who was she to end the life she never owned?

Lost, afraid, cold, lonely, she stopped running,

She shivered as the cold wind brushed her fragile skin,

With the shackles on her wrists and ankles,

She sat waiting for her turn like a cow led to slaughter,

If only He could save her-

If only He still loved her like He always said,

Wiping the tears off her dirt covered face,

She looked up to see the monster in front of her,

A knot tightened in her throat, too hard to swallow

There he was with the stench of death oozing out of him,

He stretched out his claws towards her heart,

The end had come for her,

He was going to rip off every bit of her,

Even though his blood thirst remained insatiable,

She knew she deserved this,

Shutting her eyes, she cried from the depths of her heart


Thunder, lightning, earthquake-then came the silence

The silence that screamed louder than the storm,

She slowly opened her eyes,

The monster was gone,

Shackles fell off her wrists and ankles,

She was free, or was she dreaming?

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Would the monster come again, stronger and more at rage than it was?


Lots of us struggle with one monster or the other(addictions, obsessions, things we would love to change, things we can’t tell anyone), we keep running around in the thick web of sins. But God is our ever present help in times of need, always ready to save you. Just call on Him. Its time to stop running.

© Mfon Etuk, 2015.


15 thoughts on “The Night Before Light

    miss_ seil said:
    February 2, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Been trying to put these feeling in wordzzzz, but come on how do u hit the nail on the head ,spot on. I want to be lyl u when I grow up. Lool


    Dainty M responded:
    February 2, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    LOL. I thank God for the inspiration. You’re a beautiful writer yourself @ Innocence to the Dark Side. Still waiting for new posts.


    Abraham said:
    February 2, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Beautiful piece, thank God we’ve got Him who hears the shout of the distressed.

    Liked by 1 person

      Dainty M responded:
      February 2, 2015 at 6:23 PM

      yes, He hears even the little whispers.


    Ishanpepe said:
    February 2, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    You killed it in this piece girl. Thank you for using this medium to speak life and truth. God bless you woman of God.


    Dainty M responded:
    February 2, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Amen and bless you more dear. Thanks!


    kuje said:
    February 2, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    Nice write up. It’s really inspiring. Keep it up

    Liked by 1 person

    Dainty M responded:
    February 2, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Thanks! πŸ˜€


    ufedo said:
    February 10, 2015 at 6:47 AM


    Liked by 1 person

    enigman3xus said:
    February 10, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Being a Christian does not exempt you from the trials of life but a surety that there’s someone at the other end ready and willing to help you, only if you believe and trust in Him…Jesus our Saviour

    Liked by 1 person

    Dainty M responded:
    February 13, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    Very true indeed.


    funshbam said:
    February 14, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    This is highly commendable… nice word arrangement with valuable content. keep writing

    Liked by 1 person

    Dainty M responded:
    February 15, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    Thanks! your blog is pretty cool as well. keep it up!


    Gidd said:
    February 15, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    Your choice of words gave me the ability to convert words into a clear mental picture in . Good writing, may your idea bank never go bankrupt..


      Dainty M responded:
      February 15, 2015 at 9:12 PM

      LOL, thank God! Amen o! Thanks dear, you always encourage me to do better.


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