So Simple

Children think inside their heads

That if they keep a night-light on

The "monsters" underneath their beds

Might take flight – yes, they'll all be gone.

We may admit to our nightmare

But say we have no way of healing.

Wonder whether we'd fare

Better if we thought about revealing

Fears of darkness, feeling numb.

No, I won't, I won't succumb.

Breaking out in a cold sweat,

Memories I can't forget.

I hate the darkness, hate the night.

All I need is a shining light.

But I'm too afraid to say
"I'm scared."