Friday, May 10, 2013

The Monster Among Us

















Living next door in the boarded up house
Dwelt a monster dressed as a man
Walking among us, smiling at you
He is your neighbor you never knew
Of the dark secret hiding inside
In the dark house
In those dark rooms
With no one to see,
No one to hear
Their silent cries.
Their life was a nightmare no one should live
Every day filled with horror— no way to escape,

And the MONSTER FED ON HIS PREY.

He devoured their souls,
Then, he walked among us
And we didn't know.
How did he hide all that evil inside?
Inside his shell,
Inside his house,
Inside his empty eyes?

Could no one see the monster inside?
Could no one hear those little girl’s cries?

~kathie adams brown (May 9, 2013)

8 comments:

  1. Makes me shiver to think of their ten years in captivity...and seriously, no one had a clue? I wonder about this.
    So sad.
    Lynn

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    1. Lynn, this whole story just breaks my heart and while everyone is saying their nightmare is over I have a feeling it will haunt them forever!

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  2. I have wondered about this. All those lost years for those women. Their suffering is beyond words.

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  3. We never know, Kathie ~~ In the modern subdivision the "boarded up [windows??]" is the modern garage door when its modern garage door opener closes it behind.

    Then no one knows what goes on there. Very nicely written with all kinds of meaning, none good. And yes, for the four, their memories will haunt them always.
    ..

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    1. Thanks for understanding and commenting Jim.

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  4. Very dark. Reminds me of that kidnapping story about the young women locked up for all those years. Makes me shudder to think there could be others living under similar circumstances we don't know about yet.

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    1. Rita, I wrote this poem after hearing about those events! Then the poem above was written in response to all that darkness!

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