In the trannquil safety of the night,
while sleeping in your bed
a startling noise awakens you
your mind is filled with dread.
Is sleep still playing tricks on you
do you lay back to rest
Or has the darkness opened doors
to unexpected guests.
You sit up straight and gather sense
you hear the noise once more
Adrenalin pumps through your veins
there's someone here for sure.
You race downstairs to meet the gaze
of intruders uninvited
You race towards them, filled with rage
Your inner fire ignited.
They always seem to get away
suppose its best they do.
If you catch them and you lose your cool
The criminal is you.
But weeks go by with no one caught
then everyone forgets
Except for you, the victim
still with anger and regret.
Why didn't I run faster
Why let them slip away
They're free to do what they do best
And rob another day
While meanwhile we still suffer
with terror as our plight
the tiny sounds disturbing
the tranquility of night.