Aesop's Generation

The monster in your closet

The monster under you bed

All the scary stories

People drilled into your head

The guy who judges whether

You are good or you are bad

Maybe it's God, or is it Santa?

But better not make Him mad

Give him bad luck

Put him in room 13

You may not be heard

But you're allowed to be seen

Breaking backs by jumping on cracks

Figure of speech, what does it mean?

All these myths and tales and fables

Before you even become a teen

Call her name, she'll pop up

In your mirror at night

Proclaim a day a holiday

Just to give you a fright

Strangers who give out candy are bad

Except when they are not

Giant bunnies leaving treats

And presents for you lot

Give him bad luck

Put him in room 13

You may not be heard

But you're allowed to be seen

Black cats, magician's hats

Look I found a lucky coin

But all you do is flip it over

And now it's only worth a quarter

All these myths and tales and fables
And now they're barely able

To even fall asleep

Maybe the skitzo's got it all correct

And the rest of us just want to protect

Our intellect

Ignorance is bliss

But meat is murder

Once you say it like this

Why must we take it further?