As a child I was afraid of the dark 
Afraid of the ugly monster hiding underneath my bed 
Afraid that it will drag me down and devour me 
But as I grew I changed 
I no longer feared the dark 
Or the ugly monster 
Aware that there were no monsters 
Aware that the darkness can do no harm to me 
Or were there really no monster? 
Is the darkness truly harmless? 
We no longer fear the dark or ugly monster 
Because it became part of us 
When we finally become aware of this fact we panic 
And seal that ugly monster deep inside of us 
We vow to let no one know about this 
And cover ourselves in covers of gold 
But some are aware of our monsters 
We call people who know only our good side a colleague 
We call people who are aware of our monster a friend 
We call people who have seen our monster a parent 
We call people who have seen our monster and fought with it a best friend 
But we know we can never show the monster to other people 
Even our best friends will run when they see how hideous our monsters can be 
It is a curse that we must carry 
Thus life is a battle to subdue this monster 
And pray that the curse will end in my line 
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow was is and will be 
A continuation of battle against this monster

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