I've revealed myself to others
but it always backfired;
I can't risk being hurt again.


So I hide in my thoughts
never letting anyone in
to know what's plaguing me.


If you looked into my eyes,
you'd see the demons
just below the surface.


There's a darkness
deep inside
that I cannot escape,


There's a burning fury
boiling just
under my skin.


Once I was afraid
to let people
see the real me.


Now I'm hesistant to show them
lest they reject me
like all the others.


Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by "Demons" by Imagine Dragons

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