Roaming Monsters

Written for:  Friday Writings #14:  Monster Madness!
(posted by Rommy)

" . . .The idea of Monsters, either a specific one, or 
monsters in general."

We live among monsters
of all shapes, sizes, 
and colors.  Some have 
rap sheets stretching
several feet long.  Still,
they roam the streets.

We live among monsters
who kidnap children, who
are abusers, psychological
tormenters, and those who
have no regard for animals.

We live among monsters
who lock up victims,
are psychopaths with
no conscience.

We live among monsters
unaware of who they are 
hoping to keep them far 
from our lives.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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17 Responses to Roaming Monsters

  1. Sadje says:

    Very strong message in your poem Sara.


  2. Sadly, we do. I would like to think humanity is getting better over the centuries, but I’m not always sure….


  3. Jim says:

    Our monsters in Texas carry guns, no permits or checking necessary. Last week four children in the Houston area were shot in crossfire, one has died. Today another to add to the count.


  4. Helen Dehner says:

    Dear Sara … I love that you and I were on similar poetic paths with this challenge. Great minds??? LOL


  5. Cressida says:

    You are absolutely right,


  6. The hope is always there, the need to keep them far… and the knowledge that we can rarely identify them all–eerie.


  7. Kestril Trueseeker says:

    And sometimes the monsters run a country and have fellow monsters throwing money to spread disinformation to make it easier for them to invade a peaceful nation.


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