The Monster Under My Bed

daylight smiles
resolute miles
band aids on my heart
armor intact, keeping on track
at long last
the carrot is within my grasp
hope IS

night falls
guard safely tucked under my pillow
closer than a whisper
lurking about, biding his time
the monster under my bed
with seductive stealth
of a too-familiar lover
slithers between the covers
and brutally steals my sleep

terror arrives first, panic tags along
together they wreak havoc
coursing through veins with arterial precision
slicing in two a heart
hope is vanquished
hell is restored
a brief eternity passes

dreams are allusive, hold them if you can
there I lie
crumpled in a heap
never again shall I sleep
do you know him?
the monster under my bed is here to stay….
he has no thoughts to go away
he lives for life led astray
inside my head he likes to play

The Monster Under My Bed

Jacqueline Ison

Montgomery AL, United States

Artist's Description

FEATURED IN THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT, OR AS WE MISSED IT
EDITOR’S CHOICE 1ST RUNNER UP
FEATURED IN A LITTLE BIT OF YOU
FEATURED IN ALL OUT EMOTION
FEATURED IN WRITERS WORLD

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