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Authors Note:  We all have those demons hidden away.  This poem reflects the triumph over the evil.  Words in boldface, at the end of the poem, are the partial lyrics to the song “Slay the Dragon”, written by my dear friend, John Kooch.  Used with Permission.

Darkness hides in closets, deep

Awakens, when you’re fast asleep

Lurking in the corners, where

It roams about without a care

Closing in, around your bed

This demon lies, inside your head

Don’t let him get the best of you

Fight! With everything that’s true

In the dark, behind closet doors
I’ve got mine, I know you have yours….
Slay the dragon, all the courageous are blessed
Slay the dragon, until there are no dragons left

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