Facing Your Monsters

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I remember
..long ago..
I was very small..

It had started
late one eve,
as leaves began to fall.

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Papa tucked me
Kiss from mom
Then they switched the light

Though I implored..
Off they went..
And cared naught for my blight

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Sly and impish
Slow he crept
Over to my bed

Under blankets
Though I knew
He saw inside my head

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Then all went still
So I thought,
‘Face him eye-to-eye.’

With my courage
I jumped up
Yet, only to demise

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He lunged at me!
In mid-air..
..snarling as he flew..

His pointed ears,
Long, bent nose,
And teeth were all I knew.

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So we fought on
Pillows tore
Feathers all around

In vain, he reached
..I was first..
I pulled him to the ground

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It was over
So I yelled,
‘Get out of my room!’

‘On the morrow..’
He just sneered,
‘is when you’ll meet thy doom.’

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And this went on
Every night
I was losing sleep

He persisted
Ever still
To drag me to his keep.

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And so I thought,
‘Must not be
Doing all I can..’

I’d had enough,
So that day
I came up with a plan.

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When lights went out
I saw him
Leer behind the door..

So I proclaimed,
‘This is it..
Can’t take it anymore..’

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‘Please understand,
This must cease!
You are quite the pest..’

‘So I will trade
’Teddy Bear’
For just a little rest..’

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‘My loyal friend
..Secrets kept..
I give him to you..’

‘May this bear be
What you need
For all that you go through.’

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And at that thought
Tears swelled up
As my monster winced.

He left right then
..with my bear..
And hasn’t been back since.

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Facing Your Monsters

QuietChaos

Joined January 2008

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Sly and Impish

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