Why does it come so from the rear
with footsteps we can never hear.
We think we’re doing Oh so well;
behind us grows a living hell.
‘Nefarious’ that is its name,
destroying lives that is its game.
It builds up right behind our hearts
and then the spread of tendrils starts
infecting body, mind and soul
until we feel we can’t be whole.
And then it squeezes; holding tight
enjoying it when we do fight
because it knows that in this war
our very fight just builds it more.
So learn to meet stress day to day
and block Nefarious’ way.