I never truly understood
why some have a deep fear of darkness.
The unknown, things before you unseen;
these things are only childish fantasy.
For when I remain, in the deep black,
it's a haven from an attack.
People hurt people, animals hurt people,
monsters can only come as people
and they can't see me while I'm here.
It's more than an enemy,
for it has two dimensions
existing also as an ally,
if you use it correctly, confidently.
It becomes liberating when alone
to walk through the darkness of your home.
Listening to creaks and pitying,
those that would even attempt
to hurt you.
So why jump, falter,
why stumble at every sound?
Why listen, between each breath,
for the reason of your cowardice?
How about taking each step,
without a second thought
and brimming with confidence
step through the ambush night brought...
Knowing, that night never brought an ambush,
it simply taunts and demands your confidence.
Show it, that you're the master;
remember that you grow safer
when hidden in your dark haven...
Ever since I began to believe in this I stopped being afraid of the dark. I wanted to put the message into a poem so here it is.