The mere threat of a Bogeyman,
Is 'nough to keep the kids in line,
Makes sure he comes in their nightmares,
And they dream of him noon and night!
Those who have seen him all attest,
He's not so fierce as imagined,
What he can do at his worst,
Is nowhere close to their nightmares!
The Bogeyman is merely a ploy,
To control the kids, keep them in line,
That of the uncertain unknown,
Of a fearsome drummed up renown!
Won't let the kids play in the dark,
Fills their minds with grim forebodings,
Won't let them meet, or go walkabout,
Fills them with fears of threat impending!
Each age and time has its Bogeyman,
From past to now, from child to man,
They make it far easier to rule,
Over those who are running scared!