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#405040 - 07/27/12 08:35 PM Letting the Monsters Out
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3959
Loc: settling in the USA again
Letting the Monsters Out

Standing there,
back pressed against the door,
pushing with all my strength,
trying to keep the monsters
in the dark, out of sight,
inside the closet.

I donít know
what they are,
or what they look like,
but Iím sure they must be
big, ugly, strong, and scary,
dangerous and violent.

I have dreamed
of what they might have done,
what they still might do
if they get loose
and I canít take the chance,
canít let down my guard.

A moment -
of weakness? distraction?,
(itís hard to accomplish much chained to a door,)
I let my guard slip for only a moment;
the door bumped open, out of control
and some of the darkness leaked out.

It slithered,
turned on me, and struck,
fangs locked in my heart,
a poisonous giant serpent,
filling me with fear,
plunging us into nightmare.

Once opened,
the portal would not slam shut,
despite my great efforts,
but kept bouncing back,
knocking me down again
with each monster freed.

Why fight it?
Iím tired.
Is it worth the effort
to keep up the battle?
Would it not be easier
just to give in?


Surprising -
Monsters exposed to light,
start to shrink slowly,
begin to wither, wilting
until the floor is littered with
empty skins of departed snakes.

And I learned
that these scars on my body and face
arenít from fighting monsters
after their release
but from struggling to keep them
hidden deep inside.

The closet
now stands open,
dirty, dark Ė but empty.
I could close the door
but I donít need to any more.
The monstersí escape has freed me, too.

Lee


Edited by traveler (07/27/12 11:38 PM)
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"My experience has shown me that I all too often tend to deny that which lies behind, but as I still believe, that which is denied cannot be healed." Brennan Manning, "All is Grace - A Ragamuffin Memoir"

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#405174 - 07/29/12 03:12 AM Re: Letting the Monsters Out [Re: traveler]
peroperic2009 Offline

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Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3786
Loc: South-East Europe
Super stuff Lee,
let's all release our monsters to light!
Pero
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