There lives a monster within me,
He doesn’t know that I can see,
He is ugly and beautiful,
He is foolish and wise,
He is a question and an answer,
He is dark and light,
Sometimes he leaves,
The other times he stays,
He is a truth and a lie,
He is loud and quiet,
He is a fact and fiction,
He is a loser and a winner,
Sometimes he is all the same,
The other times so different,
He is difficult and easy,
He is high and low,
He is safe and dangerous,
He is young and old,
Sometimes he stays calm,
The other times he is excited,
He is emotional and serious,
He is a part and whole,
He is depression and ecstasy,
He is bitter and sweet,
Sometimes he comes first,
Other times the last,
He is hungry for attention,
He yearns to be left alone,
He likes to play hide and seek,
He desires to be loved,
He cannot sleep in the night,
He cannot wake up at eight,
He is hungover a silly lover,
He is a pro at letting go,
He is an encyclopedia with all the answers,
He is an exam which cannot be passed,
He cries when he is happy,
He laughs at his own misery,
He is insecure and an egomaniac,
He is a thought,
He is a choice,
Sometimes he is called soul,
The other times inner-voice,
He is our reflection,
He is you and me.
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Battling ourselves ❤
That’s survival. Thank you for reading ❤
[ Smiles ] Very intriguing poetry, my friend!
Thank you for reading and for your kind words, Renard.
[ Smiles ] You are most welcome!
Chocolate Fudge Brownie is my favorite! I really love your poems and this one was such a good read 🙂
All the best xox
Awww Sessela ❤
I am glad you enjoyed it and I know Ben and Jerry's Chocolate fudge brownie (my mouth is already watering at 7 a.m. XD)
Wow! We really are may things. A nice read Naima. Blessings.
Thank you for reading and your comment, Cecilia.
Blessings to you and your family,
and this monster makes us a human in the first place and then in the end leaves us like that. Hmm.. Interesting thought!
Thank you for reading and for sharing your opinion.
Have a good day.
Love love love this because it’s so true.
Thank you for stopping by and reading. It’s greatly appreciated.
A very perceptive, poem, Naima. We all have these monsters within us. Powerful write.
Thank you for reading and commenting, Celestine. It’s always greatly appreciated.
My monsters are on meds.
Haha — that made me laugh. Thank you for reading, Rosy ❤
Anything that ends with ice-cream has gotta’ be good. 😉
I agree!! So glad that someone’s in the same page with me!
Thank you for reading and commenting, Rosy.
We really are a bunch of contradictions, aren’t we. You espressed it beautifully.
Thank you very much for reading and commenting. It’s greatly appreciated.