"The Creature And The Shell"

Cracked shell
It might break
The creature hidden inside might be shown
But he’s weak to the light
Scared of it
Paralyzed by its beauty
He’s angry, though
Don’t raise his temper
Just because he is inside his shell
Don’t mean he can’t strike
Dangerous yet fragile
How much of a monster is he?
If he has fears, he’s like the rest of us
If he has doubts, he’s like the rest of us
Is he a monster based only on the way he looks,
Or how he is perceived as one?
Don’t assume,
The monster could be kind…