Horror Is Less Horrible than Life

Music: Twelve from the Black Book 12/30/00.
By Lloyd Rogers.
Performed by The Lloyd Rogers Group at the Free Music Archive
under a Public Domain Mark 1.0 license.

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Horror is less horrible than life.
At least for most of us, it's an escape.
Let the nightmares out! Let squealers quake!
Let them safely fear the fictive knife!
Open up the Hell of undreamt dreams!
Wake the monsters lurking in the heart!
Exercise our fantasies through art,
Else dormant in a world of in-betweens,
Necessary nostrum of extremes.

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