Wearing the shadows cape

A thief sneaks, covertly

Closets himself, hidden

Like childhood monster

Ensconced in your soul

Hiding and abiding

A stealth burglar awaits

His opportunity

Lurks under the radar

Covets your confidence

As your fingers fumble

Your feet sometimes stumble

The gait of the humble

Lips that release mumbles

Yet eloquence voted remain

Aided by the turncoat doubt

Certainties past ally

Repeats the questions

Questions repetition

Warranty expired

Body and mind taken

A future forsaken

Unless hope awakens

All your belief taken

Without a citizen’s arrest

Your Ego a brave echo

Reminds of true courage

As it guards self belief

Denies him his plunder

A robbery foiled