Intruder

bywakingDown©

Footfalls loud in the hushed halls
Breaking sullen silence
Dullard eyes stare hard
From their hiding places

The interloper the intruder
The disturber of the peace
Who walks so calm and sure
Back straight and chin cocked

Aware of the hate and fear
That surrounds and gathers
But smiles all the same
With that hellish impudence

Who would dare to strike out
Against this obvious oppressor
With promise of pain so aching
So clear so completely assured

Soon enough a scale will tip
A balance will shift and topple
And the air will stagnate fast
As the hated outsider is stopped

His path blocked by sweating flesh
By clenched fist by jagged tooth
And his smile will finally falter
When the situation sinks in

Promised pain delivered now
Just not by those who swore it

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