Behind  the red door

​Behind the red door, a monster  lies

A secret so dark the night shies away from it. 

Beneath the egotistical bravado that masks the truth. 

A crack in the so called, impregnable wall reveals a fault that would sooner be seen regrettable once learnt. 

Caution to those that seek to push beyond the norm, 

to know that which mustn’t, those that dare peer through the red door. 

Knowledge is indeed power, but what is seen can’t be unseen. 

A terrible cost will be incurred once the line is crossed. 

Behind the red door, 

A layered defense is erected,

For he knows the importance and burdens of what’s protected. 

The betrayal of a brother’s love and trust, one that will bring forth war that will be spoken of for generations to come. 

Or a beast that shows itself, occasionally when he stares at his reflection. 

But at times that beast comes out and ‘play’ when he is pushed too far. And thus they dread the plague of anger they wrought on to themselves. 

Eyes that have long forgotten how to see, know when to stop and avert themselves . 

But for those who dare walk in the path of red hot coal, barefoot, stay your course for you may yet handle that which lies beyond the  red door. 

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