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The Monster Under the Bed

The Monster Under the Bed

By Elton Camp

That it’s under her bed, Suzy can’t prove
However, she’s sure she’s heard it move

And the rasping sound it does make
Causes her, with great fear to shake

Suzy pulls the cover over her head
It can’t grab her from under the bed

Whenever she does cry and scream
Her parents say that it’s only a dream

Under the bed they both will peer 
Assure Suzy there’s naught to fear

“But we will leave the light turned on.
You won’t be afraid when we’re gone.”

But the shining lamp doesn’t help
She sees its hands and gives a yelp

When, exhausted, she falls asleep
Horrid dreams come when it’s deep

The next night, it will be the same
A terrible dread she cannot name

When Suzy has children of her own,
Occasionally, a monster may moan

An adult, she knows it isn’t true
Yet, cover her head, she’ll still do

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  1. Date: 7/18/2013 8:54:00 PM

    I really like this! It speaks volumes about the irrational fears of children and adults. Very nice!

    Camp Avatar Elton Camp Date: 7/19/2013 5:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for reading. Even when I was several years old and knew better, I'd occasionally pull the cover completely over my head for protection from some ill-defined night marauder. Elton
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 8:21:00 PM

    cute poem I enjoyed the read tonight, guess I better check under my bed tonight, xxx

    Camp Avatar Elton Camp Date: 7/19/2013 5:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yeah! Hey, you never know..... Elton
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 7:17:00 PM

    Smile, Yeap, Just As Myself When I Was A Child ~ ` Cool Through And Through My Friend And I Could Feel The Love; Truly ~ Love, John

    Camp Avatar Elton Camp Date: 7/18/2013 7:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    When I was a little kid, I dreamed every night about wolves chasing me and I couldn't seem to run. I am in my seventies and can still recall those dreams in some detail. I came to dread going to bed. So I can surely feel for children who experience illogical fears of a similar nature. Elton