There is a monster in me
Deep within my mind
This monster grows day by day
Fed by those who are unkind
I desperately seal it away
Locked in a cage without a key.
Only the cage is made of glass
Fragile, brittle; it is easily freed.
When I'm told I'm not good enough,
Not smart enough, not fast enough,
Not tall enough, not strong enough.
When I'm told I'm too small
They are like stones thrown at the cage
Hitting and cracking the walls.
And the monster smiles, its grin savage.
As my cage weakens, it strengthens.
Finally the cage shatters
And the monster is unleashed
And I'm drowning in the sensation
In pain, as I lash out in anger.
In pleasure, as I hurt those who hurt me.
In horror, as I break bones and draw blood.
In sorrow, as I lose control.
This is the monster in me
This creature of violence and rage
There's a monster inside you too
How strong is your cage?