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Psychological Thriller: A Poem

Updated on July 29, 2015
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ocfireflies is a retired teacher. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in English/Secondary Education.

Monsters in my head

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Monsters Rigged the Contest

Psychological Thriller: A Poem

Imagine my state of mind

Trapped inside the barn

Rain tip tip tapping

Vampires using their

Fangs

To tip tip tap out secrets on the barn roof tin

Morse code to the monsters

Storming through the woods, crossing creeks, breaking briars

Monsters disguised as saints and sinners

Determined to destroy me:

Their scapegoat

Their sacrificial lamb

Why me?

I am no one special

An easy target

Hiding in a barn

Keeping my thoughts

Close to my heart

Hiding from the monsters

Searching for me:

The one who stole their sacramental book

The rain has stopped

But I can’t leave

I know the monsters

Are out there

Storming through the woods, crossing creeks, breaking briars

They want their book back

Want it back in their possession

Invisible to the naked eyes

My eyes are no longer naked

I have their book

Infinite tales

Cruel moments

Innocence stolen

Will they get their book back?

They have power

Provenance

Evil of the worst kind

Pretending to be your friend

Long enough

Long enough

To find your weakness

To find the best way to win

And those of us naturally trusting souls

Believing monsters

Are not really real

Just a presence under one’s bed

Not really there

Are their scapegoats

Their sacrificial lambs

This book I do not wish to possess

Seeks to possess me

Monsters rigged the contest

Made sure my slip of paper

Was stamped with blood

Sucked from me

When my back was turned

I glance at my watch

Careful to shade the pin size light

In fear the monsters will see me

Find me

Take their book back

This burden

Has challenged all that I am

I must out monster the monsters

Without becoming one of them

© 2013 ocfireflies

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    • word55 profile image

      Word 

      4 years ago from Chicago

      Hey Kim, you went very deep with this one. Good job, wonderful poem my dear :-)

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      Suzette Walker 

      4 years ago from Taos, NM

      How did I miss this? This is wonderful and creepy! We must keep the monsters at bay! We are sometimes scared of monsters that don 'to really exist. Your poem in its cleverness tells us so. Love this poem, Kim. Your unique creativity amazes me!

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      ocfireflies 

      4 years ago

      Nadine,

      So nice to meet you. Thank you for such a wonderful comment. I need to check out "Vampire Diaries."

      Many Blessings,

      Kim

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      Nadine May 

      4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Your painting with words has again created a canvas in my mind, and oh yes it reminded me of the series Vampire Dairies. Well done.

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      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      thost,

      Thank you for describing my "thriller" as "scary but fun."

      Best to you my Irish friend,

      Kim

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      thost 

      5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Scary but fun, well done and thank you.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Marlin 55,

      Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments.

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Marlin 55 

      5 years ago from USA

      This is unusual and I like unique. Nicely written!

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Faith,

      You are so making my day.

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Amazing poem, and I can so relate to this too, as there are so many "monsters" out there, aren't there precious heart! Bless you.

      I am really relating to your profound writing.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      Hugs and love, Faith Repaer

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Dim Flaxenwick,

      You could not leave nicer comments.

      Thank You!

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      5 years ago from Great Britain

      Scary and fantastic. Voted up and awesome.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Anastasia,

      Greetings! Thank you for stopping by and for leaving such cool comments. You made my day.

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Anastasia 

      5 years ago from Belarus

      It's like a mental struggle with the monsters created by your own imagination. And if you win, you will reach out that inmost truth, that you have been looking for the whole your life.

      It is absolutely to my taste!

      I wish you endless inspiration.

      Anastasia

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      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Denise,

      This is one that I am actually proud of--thank you!

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Denise Handlon 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      "Without becoming one of them..." There it is in a 'nutshell'! How does one outsmart a monster and maintain their own integrity? An interesting poem and quandary of life. UP/I

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      Romeos Quill 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Lol! Thanks Kim;I'll take that smile, and raise you a happy grin : )

      Sincerely Yours,

      R.Q.

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      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      R.Q.

      WOW! Thank You! It makes me happy when folks stumble upon one that I am actually proud of.

      So wish I could take it e a s y...

      BIG HUGE SMILE,

      ME

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      Romeos Quill 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      A great tension builder Kim, jumping, it seems, from the psyche of the person in the narrative, to the outer world of the horror of your inventively realistic world, back,and forth, creating, and shaping your suspense, whilst owning your reader for the duration of its reading.Really well done,and an awesome thumbs up!

      Take it easy;

      R.Q.

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      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Audrey,

      Thank you so much.

      Kim

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      A thriller! Nicely done!!

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Mhatter99,

      I really enjoyed writing this poem.

      Your feedback is much appreciated.

      Kim

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Nicely unfolded. Thank you for this.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Gypsy Rose Lee,

      Thanks for stopping by and your comments are very much appreciated.

      Kim

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Psychologically intriguing. Very expressive providing most horrific imagery. Well done.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Colin,

      Thanks so much for stopping by.

      I really enjoyed writing this poem.

      And your support is much appreciated.

      Warm wishes and good energy to you.

      I only have one cat, Cosmo; he is not so much a monster as he is a master manipulator. BIG SMILES!

      Best,

      Kim

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      Good afternoon Kim - I love psychological horror poems like this - although I think the real monsters are either in our heads or as you may have read the news of late - living beside us as our neighbors - thank you for inspiring me with this tense and unrelenting read - I love writing in this style myself actually.

      Sending warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 2:48pm from Colin and his cats who can be little monsters themselves at times , lol

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      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      tobusiness,

      The idea came from a comment that another hubber made about one of my poems. As one who is a big fan of your work, your support is extra appreciated.

      Thank You.

      Kim

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      A psychological thriller indeed, you managed to hooked me from the title. Your prose is exciting and very descriptive.

      Nice work.

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