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Naive as a child

Written for RM Stockton's Chalenge

By Anna Published 4 months ago β€’ 1 min read
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There are monsters under my bed

hiding in the dark shadows

they want me so bad.

I can't sleep peacefully,

my thoughts are circulating,

the beasts are waiting for me,

for my curiosity

to overcome my innocent body...

Everytime the lights get turned down

I'm shaking

I know what's next...

I can feel the negative energy they spread,

it fills the whole room...

from the window to the door.

I assume

This dreadness will last forever,

but I'm clever

working on a plan

I'm hugging my poor stuffed animal

I know we're stronger


In my dream we fly like feather.

Our wings are our secret weapon...

We fly high

above the sky...

facing with my demons

and all the deep thoughts

are leaving my mind...

I'm starting to feel free.

I look at Suzy

the cute little puppy

my toy just turned into.

She gives me more confidence

As my dark fear's moving away

In the distance...

The lightness of relief

passes through my whole being

like a dried up lief

in the soft autumn air...

"Suzy, we did it, yayy!"

Lost the villain,

Won the hero

Although the chances were zero!

It was meant to be that way...

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The process of becoming an adult is a long journey when we learn to understand that being naive like a child is not a sign of weakness, but a divine blessing and a building foundation that helps us get closer to our dreams.

Growing and maturing means to understand that before defeating our fears the first step is to realise, then face our monsters. The solution and the right treatment isn't running away or ignoring them, but acknowledge that they exist and symbolize the difficulties in our life.

Written for RM Stockton's Unofficial Challenge:

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Comments (4)

  • π‘πŒ π’π­π¨πœπ€π­π¨π§4 months ago

    I love how you turn this childhood innocence into a strength! Wonderful poem! Your notes sum it up so well: "The solution . . . isn't running away or ignoring [our monsters], but acknowledge that they exist and symbolize the difficulties in our life." WELL DONE!

  • Hannah Moore4 months ago

    I hope all children get to go on this journey.

  • Paul Stewart4 months ago

    Oh, Anna! This is exceptional. Love the poem and the adventure. But, also love your author's notes and the philosphy behind it all. Excellent entry for the challenge!

  • John Cox4 months ago

    Excellent poem and philosophy! Lucid dreaming was certainly a lifesaver when I was a child. I wish I could still do it now.

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