Monsters out there

Under the bed in the dark,

that’s where the monsters lie

in the lair of the darkness.

Out in the open

that’s where the monsters lie

with a smiling mask on their faces.

The monsters under the bed

can be won over with time

if one overcomes’ their own demons.

The monsters out there

are the hardest to deal with.

Heartless monsters,

unpredictable predators,

lusting even on little children,

not sparing even their own blood,

always looking out for their next prey.

Evil sadists

sometimes trying to deny,

sometimes trying to justify their actions,

always destroying so many lives,

always evading the consequences.

P.S.-

It’s terrifying how most of us don’t feel safe even at our own home. It’s terrifying how most of us have been abused and were told to keep silent because no one wants any trouble, right? Everything is terrifying. No one is safe no where.

54 Comments Add yours

  1. Ingrid says:

    I just understand how their can be so many people who would do such awful things.

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    1. Sonali says:

      It’s heartbreaking and terrifying

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  2. PauliAtomic says:

    Excellent exploration of the darkness of abuse. Thank you for shining light. That’s exactly what the monsters and predators fear. 🤎

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you ♥♥

      Like

  3. Ace says:

    A thought provoking and cleverly written share. Well done, Sonali 🖤

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thanks Ace ♥

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  4. So sad and so true, Sonali. Very profound and emotional piece. Well done, my friend.❤️

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you Grace, really means a lot ♥♥

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  5. It’s terrifying indeed for those who are not safe in their homes especially now when there’s no where else to go. There are so many monsters hiding in plain sight. Beautifully written, Sonali ❤️🤗

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    1. Sonali says:

      Totally agree with you. Thank you ♥

      Like

  6. vaniheart says:

    ohhh this is just sad and terrifying 😳 😢
    You expressed the fear so perfectly

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    1. Sonali says:

      Indeed it is. Thank you Vani ♥

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  7. Jeff Flesch says:

    Beautifully written, dear Sonali. It is so true, many, many human beings have previous traumas. Sad, yet true.😔❤️❤️

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    1. Sonali says:

      Yes, it is sad.

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  8. Rightly said Sonali, they are evil sadists. It’s agonisingly painful if a child doesn’t feel safe in his/her own house. You have captured that anxiety and fear well.

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you and indeed, it’s very sad and painful.

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  9. HappySoul says:

    True Sonali … thought provoking post … very well written ..❤️

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you ♥♥

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  10. Monsters are amongst ourselves. We only need to identify them prior to their bad deeds!

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    1. Sonali says:

      Yes but it’s very hard

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      1. Yes, unfortunately.

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  11. akshita1776 says:

    This reminded me of a book called 13 Reasons Why as the girl protagonist, Hannah did not feel safe in her home as a guy used to peep inside her home and tried clicking pictures.
    Very emotional and profound!

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    1. Sonali says:

      Yes, I’ve read that book and it was a very disturbing but, very aptly written book.
      Thank you ♥♥

      Like

  12. AB says:

    It’s so sad and terrifying when one can’t even trust the people they call their own, and you portrayed that fear perfectly. Your posts keep getting better, especially the content. I’m so glad you decided to write about this. So so proud of you ❤❤

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    1. Sonali says:

      Indeed it is. Makes one wonder if there’s anyone at all that they can trust. Thank you so much! Your appreciation really means a lot to me ♥♥

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      1. AB says:

        ❤❤

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  13. This is very powerful Sonali!
    Well written.

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you ♥

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  14. Manoj Mehra says:

    It’s the sad reality of today.

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  15. Gibberish says:

    Even reading about it gives me the chills…and unfortunately such monsters and predators are everywhere 😔

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    1. Sonali says:

      I know, it’s terrifying. Thanks for reading ♥

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  16. Once children’s fear of monsters could be considered figments of imagination – sadly, no longer

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    1. Sonali says:

      Yes, that is very unfortunate. Thanks for commenting ♥♥

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  17. Filarance says:

    Amazing imagery..!

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you! ♥♥

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      1. Filarance says:

        You’re welcome..!

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  18. Makes me think of pedophiles, those demons belong in hell!

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    1. Sonali says:

      Couldn’t agree more.

      Like

  19. Jokerswild says:

    This poem is very interesting lovely because long ago, the monsters were easy to identify, at least that’s what I seen on television. Now they’re smarter, they wear mask, get jobs, move in next door and marry into families. They admit what they can’t deny and deny what they can’t admit and hide behind beauty. Whether it’s physical or mental abuse, back then or now…broken hearts or broken homes, the pain it causes can weaken the strong. This is amazingly on point and such a message, this and you are incredible.

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    1. Sonali says:

      I agree. With time, these devils have somehow gotten better at hiding themselves among us.
      Thank you ♥♥

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Jokerswild says:

        Very true, but like I said…real eyes realize real lies.😊

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      2. Sonali says:

        Very wisely said ♥♥

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Jokerswild says:

        You would know lovely, you are truly wise♥️♥️

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  20. Well depicted the fear and agony. Humans are such. Many faces many colors

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    1. Sonali says:

      Totally agree with you ♥

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Kritika says:

    Reality well expressed. We need to look over our actions and words.

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    1. Sonali says:

      True. Thank you ♥♥

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Kritika says:

        Welcome (hearts)

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