Enemy Among Friends

He lurks there in the family,
A place where no enemy should be,
He is one you are taught to trust,
For everyone it’s a must.
But the enemy creeps in through the dark of night,
And fills my young heart full of fright.
I know that he should not be there,
But does anyone really care?
The lessons learned when I was young,
Due to all the things that were done,
I carried with me on in life,
A time filled full of strife.
To make a friend I must give in,
And the enemy wins again.
The fear that stuck me in the past,
I thought it would not always last.
I learned the only way to find love,
Was to give all I had, still not enough,
Through decades the enemy sticks with me,
I wonder if that will always be.

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