Living next door in the boarded up house
Dwelt a monster dressed as a man
Walking among us, smiling at you
He is your neighbor you never knew
Of the dark secret hiding inside
In the dark house
In those dark rooms
With no one to see,
No one to hear
Their silent cries.
Their life was a nightmare no one should live
Every day filled with horror— no way to escape,
And the MONSTER FED ON HIS PREY.
He devoured their souls,
Then, he walked among us
And we didn't know.
How did he hide all that evil inside?
Inside his shell,
Inside his house,
Inside his empty eyes?
Could no one see the monster inside?
Could no one hear those little girl’s cries?
~kathie adams brown (May 9, 2013)