monsters under the bed

July 18, 2012
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As the darkness slowly seeps in
The growth of fear ignites within

Swallowed by the shadows of night
Under blankets, huddled tight
My teddy bear, my humble knight
bravely defends without a fright

I slowly drift to the far away land
Alone, with no one to hold my hand
The view of horrors; it just expands
My presence is something they cannot stand

A peaceful night, impossibly rare
As I get to my feet they all stare
Why do I always end up right there
The seems of my sanity are beginning to tear

Faster and faster I try to run
Honestly it just adds to their fun
I push forward but I'm nearly done
Its beginning to seem as though they have won

Tears are streaming from my eyes
Out slip a few choked up cries
Why am I doomed to be terrorized?
I wish to be saved by sunrise

Those monsters from under the bed
They've somehow invaded my head
I close my eyes tight and all I see is red
I fear it's happened I'm truly dead

I'm not prepared to die being only fourteen
But wait my fate may not be as grim as it seems
I release everything in a powerful scream
With that I realized it was simply a dream

Although they're tucked away for now
They'll find a way back in my head somehow

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so_joy said...
Aug. 7, 2012 at 3:21 pm
Great! Somehow, you've made a child's nightmare into a fantastic poem-and that's what makes a good poet. Amazing job! Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! Thanks!
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