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Monsters MAG

April 16, 2016
By vivz02 GOLD, Naperville, Illinois
vivz02 GOLD, Naperville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"a life you love," sydney carton to lucie manette, a tale of two cities

I wish I was still scared of monsters.
That I was still afraid of shadows –
and only shadows –
Of the frightening possibilities lurking
inside of them.
That my fears were still fantasies, imaginations.
That people could tell me they were fake,
That the monsters would never hunt me down
Or exist at all.
I wish I was still scared of monsters.
Not of murder or rape,
Theft or poverty,
Terrorism or violence-
Not of ignorance,
or apathy.
I wish that I could still be told,
for certain –
That my fears weren’t real,
That it was only my imagination.
That they didn’t come from
The media, the news,
The deaths.
But still they are there,
And they do not leave.
Haunting us,
Plaguing us,
Making us wonder:
How can humans do this
To their brothers and sisters,
To their home?
Oh, how I wish my monsters were only
shadows again.

The author's comments:

The ironic thing is that no matter how much we mature, we still have our fears and monsters. 

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