The boogeyman
Lives inside
My closet.

He has been there
All my life
Haunting me.

For a time I kept
Him at bay by
Sleeping with a night-light

And Grumpy Bear.
But through the years
He has grown

In might and terror.

But I too have grown
In knowledge
And power.

Now I stay awake
In the dark,
All night,
Every night.

With night vision goggles,
Emerson ES1-M, AR-15,
And Grumpy Bear.

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