Green-Eyed Monster

April 13, 2011
A childhood story you were told at night
Of a green-eyed being gone ballistic.
He makes you desire for things with spite,
He devises thoughts that are sadistic.

Beady eyes glare hungrily, jealously,
watching, waiting, wanting, hurting inside.
All the nightmares hidden protectively
rush free from their safety where they reside.

The monster under your bed has run free
at last, it is too late to hold him back .
How he wreaks mayhem, but no one can see,
strikes without warning, like an offhand smack.

I will have varied feelings no longer,
Because of him, I am that much stronger.

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Dreamer21 said...
Nov. 4, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Wow this is really good! I really liked it :D


MaryGabrielle replied...
Nov. 5, 2011 at 9:37 pm
thank you :)
PJD17 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 20, 2011 at 9:30 pm
this is so good i really loved this keep up the great work  if you have time could you please check out and comment on my poem what if we were a Dream i would really really appreciate the feedback
MaryGabrielle replied...
May 21, 2011 at 9:23 am
thank you! I will be sure to check  it out :)
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