I Do Not Fear the Bogeyman

I Do Not Fear the Bogeyman

A Poem by Zombie Waffle
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I do not fear the bogeyman. The monster under my bed goes by another name.

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I do not fear the bogeyman.

The monster under my bed goes by another name.

He does not creep,

Or crawl,

Or bite,

Or stalk my walls.

 

Neither does he dwell in my closet.

No, my monster is a different beast entirely.

He lives in many places;

In pages,

In pens,

In all the world’s empty spaces.

 

My terror does not wait for dark to play.

This fiend is content with the bright light of the day

To star in his wicked games.

He pokes,

He prods,

He distracts and provokes.

 

Who would fear the bogeyman?

When my nightmare dwells with me

Through all my days and nights.

 

From over my shoulder he whispers to me,

As he plays his depraved games.

And to me he divulged his name,

So that I may know my tormenter.

He spoke with raspy voice,

Close enough to make me shiver.

 

I do not fear the bogeyman.

I fear a creature far more fearsome.

And he goes by the name of

Writer’s Block.

© 2012 Zombie Waffle


Author's Note

Zombie Waffle
I was suffering from writer's block this afternoon, so I decided to use the block to my advantage.

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When I first started reading I was thinking actual monsters like in a child's fairytale but as I finally reached the final line I thought how fitting since writer's block is a monster in its own right. You penned this well and had me glued to the screen.

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This is not only well written but clever. I like it.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hahahaha, you got me on this one. I like it. Good twist at the end. I was thinking maybe a childhood monster still haunting you, hahaha. Well done.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Not bad. I was a fan up until the very last line - it seems very anticlimactic and a bit of a disappointment, to be honest. I do get what you're going for, but I don't like it very much.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Zombie Waffle

7 Years Ago

I agree with the anticlimax - that was the point.
Writers Block is a pain in the butt, now I will forever think of it as a monster that comes from my pages, pens, and miond. xD I love this and it completely relates to my current situation -.- Wonderful poem. xD

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zombie Waffle

8 Years Ago

Thank you, it's always great to get feedback from readers.
I'm glad you enjoyed it. =)
The mind...it can be such a creepy place. Writer's block never looked so scary! lol

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I totally love this write, This is amazing.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

When I first started reading I was thinking actual monsters like in a child's fairytale but as I finally reached the final line I thought how fitting since writer's block is a monster in its own right. You penned this well and had me glued to the screen.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very interesting, a true writer. Mr. Block is no friend of mine either.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

amazing. i loved it. called my sister in to read and told her boyfriend to. pretty soon the whole household is crowed around my laptop. :) thanks for sharing

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Zombie Waffle

8 Years Ago

Can't tell you how flattering that is - Thank you so much! ^_^ I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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Zombie Waffle
Zombie Waffle

Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom



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I've been absent from here for a while now, but I am hoping to break back into my writing now that I'm settled at university. Don't expect flowery romance or deep emotional scenes here - I like my .. more..

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