Unlock the door I sealed many years ago,
It only takes a moment to open up that void,
Let me stare into the eyes of a beast I have always known,
One I thought that I had beaten, thought I had destroyed,
But this time let its empty face gaze upon the man I am,
Rather than it terrorise the boy that I once was,
Let me stare into its souless eyes until it turns its face away,
For it no longer holds a shred of fear or doubt for me, because
I've dived deep into that pool, so deep I thought I'd drown,
And laid there at the bottom in the silt and the sludge,
But I learned a few lessons on my way down,
Like, "It is what it is," So best not to bear a grudge,
So step forth oh solitary beast, once more we're nose to nose,
But I'm no longer the little boy to, "Scare because you can,"
And the uncertainty that resides within your empty sockets shows,
That you know your darkling shadow holds no fear for this man.