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My Monsters

There’s something in the way we maim
In the crass cold carnage of tearshed
That moves me.
A certain joy in the pain outward bearing
A carnal pleasure
That makes me feel alive.
A vicious sin grows within
This jealous mind unveils fantasies
Never to be fulfilled.
When I see that precious look of anguish
Inside, it excites and thrills me
Though I pretend it kills me.
It was so long ago that i’ve forgotten
What made this burning begin..
Now i’m constantly terrified,
That my monsters are going to win.

- Melissa Vowell

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  • dazgwen
    dazgwenabout 7 years ago

    Never let them win Mel!!!!!
    Well written and well composed love it!!!

  • artstruggle
    artstruggleabout 7 years ago

    Excellent Mella!!! It would be an exceptionally divine soul who could claim they have no monsters, no secret savage desires, even if it is only to glimpse, and enjoy, for a moment, someone’s misfortune.

  • Melissa Vowell
    Melissa Vowellabout 7 years ago

    Thankyou Edward and Darren :)

  • Dave Legere
    Dave Legereabout 7 years ago

    Beautiful work that can be viewed on a variety of levels. nice

  • bicozikan
    bicozikanabout 7 years ago

    Powerful piece Mel. You’re quite the word-smith :)

  • gordontant
    gordontantabout 7 years ago

    This jealous mind unveils fantasies
    Never to be fulfilled.

    Love this piece Mel, :-))

  • ozjami
    ozjamiabout 7 years ago

    Great writing mel..yes,Monsters….

  • jetsta42
    jetsta42about 7 years ago

    honest…yes, we certainly all have these…they can be pussycats to play with if you tame them

  • marston hall
    marston hallabout 7 years ago

    its okay to feel frightened sometimes
    not the completely paralyzed part
    the pushed into careful action part
    i have monster under my scalp

  • Suzanne German
    Suzanne Germanabout 7 years ago

    very powerful melissa…and very intriguing as always…leave ’em guessing!

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