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The Monster's Soliloquy

I am not dreaming, certainly. .
Not even dreams of the purest happiness 
Contain that of which makes up this precious being. . .
How softly she smiles at me….
Like the beautiful gypsy, La Esmeralda,
To the hideous hunchback Quasimodo, 
Looking not on my face and frame with any ounce of fear nor fright—
But with wholesome love and compassion. . 

She extinguishes all past hurt 
With the gentle, fervent touch of those soft, small hands,
The determined gleam in her eyes of certainty, mercy and trust…..
A guardian in this icy world of hate and suspicion, 
Whom melts this frozen heart with her words of skill and will!

I should almost wish to steal her away—
Yet any power or control that I have once possessed is lost in her good deeds
I cannot be tempted to hurt or wrong her any longer,
For she and she alone acknowledges my life with the stainless soul
Of justice and kindness!

She has restored my hope like the rays of the sun 
Beating upon a warming ground once cold and rigid through many nights
She melts me like the ice of the mountain’s peak, 
Which now pours such warm, gratifying tears,
Down the  dangerous trails, to the humbling base…..

Sweet angel of relief…..
I will cling to you as I have nothing…..
I rely on you, for you are everything…….

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 2/24/2016 7:22:00 AM
WOW is about all one can say....these powerful words inspire on any day....but it was the title that intrigued me so....and the words read as if you are talking to yourself to achieve an inner glow....just to be a better you....just as to be a better me is all I know....wonderful write laura....;)
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 2/26/2016 10:47:00 PM
Thank you very kindly, Eric! I have a soft spot for monsters and underdogs. I always have. :) ~Laura
Date: 2/23/2016 2:41:00 AM
"Looking not on my face and frame with any ounce of fear or fright, but with wholesome love and compassion..." so beautiful, to look upon the nude soul for reception, the illumination of a heart's cause..."For she, and she alone acknowledges my life with stainless soul of justice and kindness..." that's the shield and sword of love Laura...J.A.B.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 2/26/2016 10:46:00 PM
To look on the "nude soul" as you put it, very true! One can learn of many new lights of love by receiving one simple kind word. It's amazing how actions (whether good or evil) can change a person, and their soul. ~Laura
Date: 2/22/2016 2:54:00 PM
A++ on the title, dear Laura. Perhaps Quasimodo was compensated with a tender heart, and others have it the opposite ... a beautiful face, but a questionable soul. Though what a blessing it is to have both! "She melts me like ice of the mountain's peak, which now pours such warm, gratifying tears, down the dangerous trails, to the humbling base..." << you really stuffed this section with a lot of emotion and a lot to think about. Lovely.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 2/26/2016 10:45:00 PM
Thanks immensely Timothy (: I really appreciate in-depth comments. I love hearing your viewpoint and getting your feedback. When one is constantly scorned and tormented by the world, it is a great blessing to receive relief from a kind soul. This 'monster' as he is labeled must cling to that good, and know that not all are evil. ~Laura
Date: 2/22/2016 6:43:00 AM
You always have depth of emotion in the verses you write, Laura. I love that. T.J
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 2/22/2016 7:41:00 AM
Thanks T.J...means a lot..<3 ~Laura