Monsters are real
They are everywhere
Their presence we can’t always feel,
but they’re always in for a scare
Monsters are here
They’ve always been around us
How to overcome this constant fear?
We need to banish them for the sake of our lives
How do we tell the difference?
Sometimes they all look the same
Sometimes we fail to address our suspicions
Sometimes they look normal and sane, even when they change their names
Are you one?
You seem alright
Should I run?
I can’t choose between ‘fight or flight’
Of course, you won’t reveal it just yet
This twisted game of yours won’t be fun
I’m not even placing any bet,
yet it’s my life on the line
You promise me you won’t bite,
but hey, how did I get these scars?
Your invisible grip has already tightened on me with all your might
You’ve gone way, way too far
How do I get out?
I could call for help,
but what if they’re just skeptics full of doubts?
I’d stay trapped in your camouflage of earthly hell
You are one of them,
but I’ve discovered that way too late
I should leave you behind, but fear of my soul already condemned
How I do carry on without this hate?
True friends say it’ll take a while,
but I may never be the same again
I guess I’ll have to take another extra mile
anything to heal this pain
There are those who’ll never understand
They’ll simply accuse you:
“This wouldn’t have happened
if you were a ‘good girl’.“
Perhaps they’re also monsters,
cold and cruel – with their simplified ignorance.
(Jakarta, 26/11/2015 – 2:35 pm)