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Real Or Make Believe

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished 2 months ago β€’ 1 min read



Monsters in my closet

Monsters underneath my bed

Monsters line the linings

Of the thoughts inside my head

A battle rages nightly

In the darkness of my room

I control the outcome slightly

Of its dark impending doom

I am master of the light switch

The procurer of the light

I can scratch away the itch

With the monsters greatest fright

But he controls my fingers

Keeps me imprisoned in my bed

Ensures the nightmarish deeds linger

Every time I crawl in bed

For Funfact or fiction

About the Creator

Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

Telling stories my heart needs to tell <3 life is a journey, not a competition

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran2 months ago

    Oooo, this was creepy and fun! Loved your poem!

  • Another fabulous poem, Kelli! I love the way you describe your power as "slightly" . . . since you control the light but he controls your fingers! I remember lying paralyzed by fear in bed, too afraid to get up and run to the light switch! The best I could do is pull the covers over my head. (But that was last week. I am stronger now!)

  • Daphsam2 months ago

    This is so good, is the monsters are always there, I just have to not pay attention to them.

  • I love this, Kelli, even though I find personally that I feel quite at home with all the monsters surrounding me, real & imagined, lol.

  • Shirley Belk2 months ago

    love the rhythm, rhyme, and content...you are such a good poet !

  • Dana Crandell2 months ago

    Quite a dillema! Another good one, Kelli! Great cover image, too!

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