People always warned us, about the demons that exist in this treacherous world, people always warned us, that life is a nasty game of survival. But, no one ever warned us, no one ever told us, about the demons that reside in the very depths of our souls, lurking behind our shadows, waiting to creep in, in those lonely nights when tears are our only companions. No one ever warned us, that there exists no horrifying demons than the ones which live in our bones, in our blood, and in the core of our very hearts. They sometimes feel like a friendly face in the crowd, those demons, for they are the ones who arrived in a stormy night, when the wolves howled, the sky growled in anger, and the lightening struck, and never really left. The demons aren’t terrifying because they make us do things we never thought we would, the demons are terrifying because they know the reality, they know the bitter truth. They know what makes us shudder, they know our deepest, our darkest secrets, and the face we find, when we look at the mirror. They know we aren’t as brave and as perfect, as we make ourselves seem to the world, they know things about us, that we’ve always been too afraid to admit to ourselves. They are our closest friends, and our worst enemies, they are all we have in lonely terrifying nights, and gloomy afternoons. So, what do we do? Do we fight them, push ourselves into a never-ending battle, or do we ignore them, occupying our minds with trivial things that don’t really matter? These demons, they don’t want to call us into the battlefield, they don’t want to be lurking in the shadows, and be ignored. They demand to be understood, to be accepted, to tell us that it’s okay to have our flaws, it’s okay to not be as beautiful inside as we seem on the surface. Maybe, this is the only way to find peace with our demons, to accept them, to understand them, and rather than making them let us drown in the depths of the wild ocean, use them as a stranded log, to stay afloat, to navigate the wild waters. Maybe then, our demons won’t be demons anymore.