The Monster

I hear it stumble in the door 

Crash! 

a drink splills into the hardwood as 

glass shatters 

my body flinches in shock

shoulders quickly rise 

 

pungent smell

musty with a little spice

i cough a little but ever so quiet 

for the bitter taste and sent in the atmosphere 

 

its chains clash into the the kitchen table

I inch closer to my door

following the single ray of light from the outside of my hallway

 

I glare at the door accross my bedroom floor 

behind it holds the enemy of all my nightmares 

that have been haunting me for months 

 

The floorboards creak as a pair of big feet

stomp across the living room 

the house shakes with every step

 

I know what happens next.....

it happens everytime

but my racing heart never seems to cross the finish line

 

Footsteps come to a hault and it lets our an agressing scream

I close my eyes

squeeze them tighter and tighter 

clench my fists digging my nails into my palms 

 

the scent still lingers

my room is foggy

I lean against the back of of my wall sitting up on my bed

I pull my legs 

hugging my legs togeter

 

forcesul smack she whimpers in pain

tears stream down like stormy rain 

the beast slams the door

 

it falls against the walls 

I feel my body jolt with fear

I must gain some courage

 

I stand up and walk slowly toward my door

all muscles clenched tightly

tip toeing to the end of my journey

my hand grasps the cool metal surface 

of the handle 

 

I yank slightly 

avoiding the loud screech it usually makes 

I peer through the crack to finally behold the enemy of my 

horrors 

of these sleepless nights of immense fear

Its shadow inches closer

closer into my sight

 

 

 

Dad? 

 

This poem is about: 
Our world

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