Monsters in my closet 

appear in the middle of the night, 

a monkey carrying a suitcase gives me a fright, 

my red-laced gown starts dancing 

all by itself as it is prancing 

towards me with extended arms, 

showing off its sophisticated charms, 

shoes in the shoe bag jump out 

as if catching bugs like a rainbow trout, 

belts hanging on nails twist and turn, 

making my tummy gurgle and churn, 

boxes on the shelves fall off one-by-one, 

crashing on the floor until they are done, 

the light bulb in the closet flashes on and off, 

goose bumps appear when I hear a cough,

I pray all this will end forevermore 

while I run hysterically out the front door, 

passing lightning bugs and a night owl, 

I am ready to throw in the towel, 

tripping over my clumsy feet, 

something is covering me- - - -it's a twisted sheet,

I'm tightly hugging my floral pillow on the floor, 

squeezing it so hard as if it can't breathe no more, 

opening my eyes reality sinks in, 

my roommate Poltergeist just gave me a spin. 

  • Author: Summersounds68 (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 9th, 2016 23:00
  • Comment from author about the poem: Monsters come in all shapes and sizes, especially in the middle of the night.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 13


  • Summersounds68

    I encourage comments on my poems.

    • vanabba3


      I couldn't help but notice your poem... I have one about a monster in the closet too... My version is a lot darker... LOL However, I really liked what you wrote, and as I read it I wasn't quite sure how it was going to end... I think you did a great job on this!

      • Summersounds68

        Thank you Vanabba for your kind kind comment. Apparently, some of us do have monsters in our closet. ~ Sonia

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