Uninvited Guest

I am haunted in this reality

A specter within me 

A presence I cannot see 


An ancient shadow bound to me 

Time immemorial, bound to you and me 

Bound to plains of un-reality 


It’s echos taunt and deceive me 

A wraith which is only known to me 

Armed with a blade I can only see 


It’s presence besieges me

It lays claim to me 

Robs me of things I wish to be 



Tristan Barnard

BSc Wood & Wood Product Science,

Uninvited Guest takes it’s name from the song “Uninvited Guest” by Disturbed and deals with the idea that ones own mind can be your greatest ally and greatest enemy. It may feed you false ideas of incompetence and that is where one will need to find strength to stand despite their own demons.

Illustration done by Neil Mellet

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