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Pet Sin

The Monster under my bed

By Natasha CollazoPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
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sometimes it is warm.

the comfort of your presence,

but still, a sinister company.

breathing down my spine at night.

shivers in my bed.

whispering in my head while i sleep.

i used to feed you,

until, i stopped.

unsure of whose pet is who?

you fed me and i fed you.

now, i starve you

and slowly,

you don’t come around anymore.

*

*

every now and then,

i’ll hear your chitterings from under the bed,

“here, kitty kitty”

But i ignore your tease instead.

*

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My entry to RM Stocktons unofficial February challenge “monsters under my bed”

My entry was inspired by a sermon I heard on starving your addictions.

Thank you for reading! If you’d like to play along you can visit the link below.

https://vocal.media/writers/february-write-club-prompt-unofficial-challenge

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About the Creator

Natasha Collazo

Werewolf Writer

I get inspired at the mid of night

Stock market by day, howler by night.

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Inquiries: [email protected]

Instagram: @sunnycollazo

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  • Novel Allen2 months ago

    Very well said, I have this relationship with food, chocolate and ice cream. Need to starve them. oh dear.

  • Exceptional work, you are quite The talented writer.

  • Tiffany Gordon 2 months ago

    Brilliant & well-written!!

  • Celia in Underland2 months ago

    Such a clever entry! 🤍 Starving the demon of it power Love it!

  • I have a very addictive personality so I get addicted to stuff very easily, even things like food or games or even a person. So I always try my best to stay away from stuff. Your poem was so powerful!

  • I love this, Natasha. My wife frequently refers to our pet sins--the ones we just think are cute while others are unforgivable deal-breakers. The cuter & more acceptable they seem to us the more we tend to feed them & respond to their teasings.

  • Shirley Belk2 months ago

    Well done!! And food for thought, too!

  • Ali SP2 months ago

    I love the comparisons you made in your poem. Often times we know that certain addictions can harm us but for most it is a form a comfort. Great poem!

  • Real Poetic2 months ago

    “unsure of whose pet is who?” Perfect example of an addiction.

  • I love how this was inspired by a sermon on starving your addictions. That is such a great message. Your poem is brilliant. I love how this monster is a comforting yet sinister presence. That is so true of the many monsters we have in our lives. I love these lines: "unsure of whose pet is who? | you fed me and i fed you." Wow! You have written a gem of a poem here, Natasha, and so quickly! I am stunned!

  • Excellent poem! In a similar vein… I recall decades ago a comedian Mike Warnkey said something like ‘If you do the things you should do, you won’t have time to do the things you shouldn’t!’

  • Rachel Deeming2 months ago

    I need to do this to sugar. But I don't have any under my bed.

  • Paul Stewart2 months ago

    Such pristine writing here. Love how clear and crisp it is, Natasha and it's something I know a lot about personally, so found it extra relatable! Great entry!

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