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Monsters live in houses, like you and I.
They eat and sleep and go to work each day.
They laugh and they feel pain.  Perhaps they cry!
But they have different games they like to play

They need to have control. Therefore, most seek
a victim who is young or not so strong.
They think they are almighty, but their mind is weak.
Depraved, they pay no heed to right or wrong.

They may seem crude, but some of them are slick.
The ones with brains play too well at their game.
All monsters love what normal folks find sick.
They brutalize and rape, and feel no shame.

Beware! One could be living on your street
or be that charming guy you’ve chanced to meet!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 7/8/2017 6:47:00 PM
Love the write, I've written ones like this. Like my "Alcohol" I have one called Monsters. I gotta ask" is it true story? I 'm going to start asking you "real or fake :) Hey I just noticed you did not read my Fireflies" poem or a few of my newest. Great write
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Date: 11/7/2014 12:32:00 PM
I love it!! So Cute!!!
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Date: 10/23/2014 3:05:00 AM
Story of daily experiences. Pleasure you have chosen this theme for your sonnet. Love.----rajat
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Date: 10/15/2014 2:49:00 PM
Excellent sonnet, Andrea; perfect rhyming that sings to my ears. Yes, these monsters do exist and you describe them perfectly. Congrats on your win! // paul
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Date: 10/15/2014 8:52:00 AM
Great message here. The scariest monsters are the ones that hide behind normalcy.
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Date: 10/14/2014 9:55:00 PM
Congratulations on your win Andrea. Just the thought horrifies me.
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Date: 10/14/2014 9:39:00 PM
There's a great message in the write, Andrea, congrats on the win
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Date: 10/14/2014 3:20:00 PM
Andrea, I enjoyed your sonnet as well as its serious message...unfortunately, something necessary to think about these days, and you expressed it well. Congratulations! Sandra
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Date: 10/14/2014 11:59:00 AM
Dropping back with my congrats Andrea - a very powerful write:-) hugs jan xxx
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Date: 10/12/2014 9:13:00 AM
Oh yeah! This perfectly describes the famous serial killers. Well done. Love, daver
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Date: 10/11/2014 3:21:00 PM
oh, powerful but sinister write here, my friend
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Date: 10/11/2014 1:06:00 PM
really most enjoyable beautifully penned piece andrea
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Date: 10/11/2014 12:38:00 PM
Andrea, your poem is wonderful, I so enjoyed reading it and I want to thank you so much for my placement in your Tell Me Your Number contest, I am very honoured ~~
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Date: 10/11/2014 11:58:00 AM
I told you this was excellent!
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Date: 10/11/2014 11:26:00 AM
This is good, and so is true; keep the ink flowing, Andrea. you got the magic hand. kelechi
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Date: 10/11/2014 10:23:00 AM
There is one in our neighborhood now..Three times last week he tried to lure school children into his car with a puppy and candy...Luckily no one took his bait...The police have been ever present but I fear he will just move on to another area.
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Date: 10/11/2014 8:19:00 AM
So frightening and yet we might live right next door and possibly don't even know of the monsters that lurk. Well written of course by my word warrior sister.
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Date: 10/11/2014 7:46:00 AM
Andrea, a well done sonnet and a very real take on the theme.
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Date: 10/11/2014 6:00:00 AM
This one speaks of truth and it is sad that people who abuse and kill still exist..I enjoyed reading this one..If for a contest, reads like a winning entry..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara...Soup mail soon..
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Date: 10/11/2014 2:50:00 AM
I love your unique take on the theme Andrea - monsters lurk on our street - wish the world was a safer place for many:-( Good luck in the contest. Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 10/11/2014 2:24:00 AM
Andrea,There are really many scary monsters on the planet..We have to beware.I loved the idea of human as monsters indeed.Tnks re your last comment,and Id love to have you as my neighbour anytime : )
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Date: 10/10/2014 11:30:00 PM
Scary - did you ever see the movie "Barton Fink"? Or those ole Japanese monster movies - Godzilla, Mothra and the like? That is what your poem brings to my mind. Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 10/10/2014 10:54:00 PM
Andrea, this is a powerful write with a compelling two line conclusion. Evil lurks not to far from where we are. We need to be vigilant!
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Date: 10/10/2014 10:25:00 PM
Yes! That's the take that is going to win. Debbie put up cartoon characters so I think people may go light on their take. You know Debbie is going to love Sonnet. Let me be the first to fav this.
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