night light

February 3, 2018
By ree1234 BRONZE, Charlotte, North Carolina
ree1234 BRONZE, Charlotte, North Carolina
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when I was little
I was always afraid of the dark
the blackness
created monsters of
nightmarish proportions.
I always slept with the
lights on.

I sleep in
darkness now.
I am not afraid of the
monsters.
I am afraid of the
eyes that stare back at me
everyday
afraid of the
faces of my own kind.

I used to spend
my nights
cowering in fear
daylight was my salvation
now light is where
the real monsters live
and darkness is
my only refuge.


The author's comments:

When I finally overcame my childhood nightmares, I realized that humans were the true monsters.


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