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

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EDITOR’S CHOICE 1ST RUNNER UP
FEATURED IN A LITTLE BIT OF YOU
FEATURED IN ALL OUT EMOTION
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Comments

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldover 3 years ago

    I don’t know him Jacque, but I’ve heard a lot about him… Great poem :)

  • It is good you haven’t met! thank you much Matt for your kind words. Your support is greatly appreciated!

    – Jacqueline Ison

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 3 years ago

    what a fantastic write,

    I think I might know him….

    awwwwwwwwwwww

  • Thank you so much my dear Lisa…..means a great deal coming from you! What an inspiration you are!

    – Jacqueline Ison

  • mareakingurl
    mareakingurlover 3 years ago

    I’m familiar! :-)
    Love your creativiity!

  • Thank you kindly for your support. Very appreciated!

    – Jacqueline Ison

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 3 years ago

    fabulous work Jacque! :)

  • Thanks for your visit and kind words Karin! How wonderful it is to be surrounded by such generousity of support I find here on the bubble. I am indeed blessed beyond words.

    – Jacqueline Ison

  • CanyonWind
  • Your support and efforts are greatly appreciated Pops. It means so much to have the support of such a great group of folks as in The World As We See It or As We Missed It.

    – Jacqueline Ison

  • LauraBroussard
    LauraBroussardover 3 years ago

    Damn monsters !!!
    ((Hugs)) xx

  • Amen! [Good to see you, my friend]

    – Jacqueline Ison

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustageover 3 years ago

  • An honour to be recognized in this way. Thank you much!!!!

    – Jacqueline Ison

  • Evita
    Evitaover 3 years ago

    Excellent work… Congratulations 1st Runner-Up Of The Week!
    Editors Choice 31st October- 6th November 2011
    The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group

  • Wonderful news Evita…..thank you so very much!

    – Jacqueline Ison

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedover 3 years ago

    :

  • Thank you kindly….I am stoked for the honour of being recognized this way and among so many that I admire.

    – Jacqueline Ison

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterover 3 years ago

    Excellent write. Congratulations.

  • So very kind of you to view my work and comment! Thank you truly!

    – Jacqueline Ison

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