What's the difference between monsters and humans?
Aren't we one and the same?
After all, can't people be monsters?
And monsters humane?
Maybe monsters don't exist,
Perhaps it's all in our heads
The monster in the closet
And the monster under the bed
Maybe our perception of monsters is just wrong
Perhaps the biggest monsters walk among us in the hall
The politician who values money despite the universal song
The rapist who thinks he's entitled to it all
Maybe the parents who neglect their kids too
Perhaps even those that drink and then abuse
Those who without reason decide to sue
The filthiest monsters may be the ones that kill then accuse
These are just some of the monsters that lurk
So tell me again why I should be afraid of the ones in the dark
The scariest of monsters stand proud, laugh, cry, and smirk
All in broad daylight and not a single dog will bark
The monster with many eyes or the one with four legs
I almost want to call them my friends
Because the creepiest of monsters were once human beings
It makes me wonder if the person in the mirror...
Will be next monster the next monster that I see
It makes me wonder if the next monster will be me
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