Monsters Have Nightmares Too

Monsters Have Nightmares Too

A Poem by Blackcatattack

Monsters have nightmares too,
and in their dreams they dream of you.
The foulest of all prowling beasts
that hide in dark places,
basements, attics and under beds,
behind your eyelids, in your head they stay.
To get away from the light of day
that torments them so.
For you are not an innocent
though you lie beneath the covers, squinting
and wondering how long 'til morning.
You have tread carelessly upon resting shadows,
scattered ashes and disturbed peaceful beasts
with your infectious words that are ever so human!
Built cities upon the ground of the dead,
squandered any dark thoughts in your head
by light. Only a bright, white light,
which is, what everyone believes to be good,
and scoffed at the unimaginable
as if unimagined could be the same as impossible.
It's not.
And they were here first.
Before coming out into the world
 you live and breathe in the total dark,
which will stay that way no matter how much you try
not to blink.
And terrible creatures are very afraid
of what you have done,
who you will become,
so they lurk, waiting in unexpected places
with hungry mouths and claws outstretched,
ready to conquer their fears.

© 2013 Blackcatattack


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I. Freaking. Love. This. I especially love the line "as if unimagined could be the same as impossible. It's not." It's like, we deny monsters exist, we infringe on them without a thought as if we own everything, but that doesn't actually make them not real. They're victims of our refusal to validate them.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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A wonderful poem, the perspective from the dark side. As after all let's not forget, they were here first, and we came from darkness. Let's not deny their chance to soak up the light, as they're soon 'ready to conquer their fears.'

Posted 7 Years Ago


very good poem i like the new take on monsters

Posted 8 Years Ago


Blackcatattack

8 Years Ago

thank you I'm glad you like it.
i very much loved this, looking forward to reading more of you

Posted 8 Years Ago


oh this really gives me a great idea.....I am not talking plagiarism....I write mostly for kids and this could inspire something great.....Knock me down if you disagree....Great poem....so much potential

Posted 8 Years Ago


Blackcatattack

8 Years Ago

Thank you for your helpful review. I am glad to have inspired you.
"Monsters have nightmares too,
and in their dreams they dream of you.

The foulest of all prowling beasts

that hide in dark places,

basements, attics and under beds,

behind your eyelids, in your head they stay.

To get away from the light of day

that torments them so."
A very nice poem...Thank you for sharing...:)

Posted 8 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I absolutely love this piece of writing. It made me imagine the monsters in my head. Great job.

Posted 8 Years Ago


I. Freaking. Love. This. I especially love the line "as if unimagined could be the same as impossible. It's not." It's like, we deny monsters exist, we infringe on them without a thought as if we own everything, but that doesn't actually make them not real. They're victims of our refusal to validate them.

Posted 8 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

I like this poem. It has a great variety of imagery, and your use of repetition and location of words works incredibley well throughout this piece. Well done, keep it up.

Posted 8 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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Tags: monsters, scary, poetry, horror, philosophy, humanity, nature, fears, fear


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