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in the company of monsters

In the Company of Monsters

An analogy of poems selected by: Anne-Marie Pettie

dearest reader
Dearest Reader,

You are about to venture through a collection of poems selected by yours truly. I commend you on venturing so far as to find this treasure, for it has been cloaked with a glamour so as no human could see it with ordinary eyes. I hope it is everything you have ventured to obtain and more....

I have chosen many poems. Such as the lyrics to Skillet’s “Monster” which I have found quite amusing (that is, to hear the agony within it). There are other such poems which I have chosen (“Monster Within”, “It’s time to Feed My Monster”, “Monsters”, “His Monster” and “I created a Monster”) for their delicious darkening tone to show how monsters aren’t the furry little creatures we used to adore. For monsters are such dreadful things, and ignorance to that is not a laughing matter.

However, since I have satisfied myself to no end picturing your thoughts at those tantalizing pieces of melancholy, I have left a couple of light hearted poems for you as well. The “I’m Not Afraid of the Dark” and “Scary, Fat and Giant Monster” have been selected for their humorous side. For you see, dear reader, as much as we can dwell on how horrible monster is, it only becomes as horrifying or silly as we allow ourselves to make it.

Anne-Marie Pettie

table of contents
~[Table of Contents]~

Monster by Brown, Gavin, Cooper and John Landrum (song) 4

I’m Not Afraid of the Dark by Kenn Nesbitt 6

Monster Within by 7

It’s Time to Feed my Monster by Toni Brittoni (Narrative Poem) 8

Monsters by Ray 9

Scary, Fat and Giant Monster by 10

His Monster by Daniel 11

I Created a Monster by Barbara Combs 12

Personal Poetry by Anne-Marie Pettie:

The Immortality of a Monster (Free Verse) 13

To Define a monster (cinquain) 14

Monster Minded (Acrostic poem) 15

Gotcha (Haiku) 16

Truth(Tanka) 17

monster by skillet written by brown gavin cooper and john landrum
Monster by SkilletWritten by: Brown, Gavin, Cooper and John Landrum

The secret side of me, I never let you see. I keep it caged but I can't control it. So stay away from me,

the beast is ugly. I feel the rage and I just can't hold it. It's scratching on the walls,

in the closet, in the halls. It comes awake and I can't control it

Hiding under the bed, in my body, in my head

Why won't somebody come and save me from this, make it end?

I feel it deep within, it's just beneath the skin

I must confess that I feel like a monster

I hate what I've become, the nightmare's just begun

I must confess that I feel like a monster

I, I feel like a monster

I, I feel like a monster

My secret side I keep hid under lock and key

I keep it caged but I can't control it

'Cause if I let him out he'll tear me up, break me down

Why won't somebody come and save me from this, make it end?

I feel it deep within, it's just beneath the skin. I must confess that I feel like a

Monster. I hate what I've become, the nightmare's just begun. I must confess that I feel like a monster


I feel it deep within, it's just beneath the skinI must confess that I feel like a monsterI, I feel like a monsterI, I feel like a monster

It's hiding in the dark, it's teeth are razor sharpThere's no escape for me, it wants my soul, it wants my heart

No one can hear me scream, maybe it's just a dreamMaybe it's inside of me, stop this monster

I feel it deep within, it's just beneath the skinI must confess that I feel like a monster

I hate what I've become, the nightmare's just begunI must confess that I feel like a monster

I feel it deep within, it's just beneath the skinI must confess that I feel like a monster

I've gotta lose control, he something radicalI must confess that I feel like a monster

  • I, I feel like a monsterI, I feel like a monsterI, I feel like a monsterI, I feel like a monster
i m not afraid of the dark by kenn nesbitt
I’m Not Afraid of the DarkBy Kenn Nesbitt
  • I've never been frightened of monsters or tentacles under my bed.
  • Not skeletons, witches or goblins or creatures come back from the dead.
  • I'm not at all worried of werewolves,
  • or even a vampire's bite.
  • I'm simply not scared of the darkness,
  • except when you turn off the light.

Oh, I'm not afraid of the darkness.

I don't mind an absence of light.

I can't say I'm scared of the sunset

or things that go "bump" in the night.

monster within by anonymous
Monster WithinBy Anonymous

I look into the mirror and see the eyes of the monster

That is within me

It sometimes shows itself to the outside world

I am not proud of myself when that side

Is shown of me

It is nothing but complete anger

And will hurt anyone who is near

The monster has a mind of its own

It is tries to fight its away out

To the surface and eats away at my soul

Each time it wins

It is hard to hide the monster these days

My heart has become weak

And can barely hold it back

I am trying to stand up on my own again

But it has found reinforcements

I will soon be free of the monster forever

it s time to feed my monster by toni brittoni
It’s Time to Feed my MonsterBy Toni Brittoni

"Nay!" says my little monster.

"Today I dine alone

And feast on all that's in my grasp

Until the food is gone.

And should one attempt to stop me,

Them too will I devour!

So depart and leave me to myself

To feed my pain this hour".

You selfish little monster,

It's me that you'll destroy.

Remember it's I who feeds you

And gives you all that you enjoy.

Just look how big that you've become,

What gratitude is this?

And now you seek to rule my life?

Tomorrow I'll resist.

If I could tame my monster

And have his needs be met,

He'd be just like a child at play

And not some angry pet.

What peace and joy would I too know

Without one slight regret.

But for now I feed my monster...

Tomorrow's not here yet.

It's time to feed my monster,

How shall he dine today?

Will he feast on little greenbacks

And spend it all at play?

But when the purse is empty,

Will his endless void be filled?

And quiet my little monster's rage

Till his wrath at last be stilled.

Oh what shall I feed my monster,

Perhaps he hungers flesh?

A desire to be held and loved

And made to feel his best.

Though lust is just a substitute,

It's true love that he desires.

What a twisted way of thinking

My monster's thoughts acquire! 

monsters by ray nichols
MonstersBy Ray Nichols

monsters are real

monsters exist

but they do horrible things

from time to time

this I have seen

monsters are all about us


they do bad things to good people

they are not

always ugly

they are not always mean

from the west to the east

they hurt other people

and in it take bliss

monsters are ugly

inside at least

scary fat and giant monster by anonymous
Scary, fat and Giant MonsterBy Anonymous

There is a giant monster somewherenear the Indian sea.It is as fat and furry andas scary as can be.

It has three funny looking hornsand one eye on its head.Its claws are sharp and spikyand its eyes are crimson red.

Were it to jump up 10 miles highand fall down with a ‘BOOM!’The whole Earth would then shake and shakewe’d think we were at doom.

If you throw it an onion itwould stand there and just cry.The noise would break some glassesand the folks would say, “Oh my!”

Beware folks, for it’s coming to youright this very now.The giant monster knows exactlywhere you live, somehow.

I’m gonna tell you the best thing yetwhich is quite contrary:The scary, fat and giant monsteris imaginary.

his monster by daniel scores
His MonsterBy Daniel Scores

His Monster

He hides his hurt

Deep in its heart

And walls it off

With words of steel

Stone by stone

He built it round

Alone he stands

Towering Walls

Surround its heart

And through its halls

Alone he walks

His Hatred

i created a monster by barbara combs williams

I created a monsterI didn’t want to tryFor now I know this monsterHas become me, by and by

I created a monsterIt controls me more every dayI can not take back the harm I didI must carry on this way

I created a monsterSome call it lies and deceitIt has overtaken my mindI now do its bidding, I am weak

I created a monsterI feel shame and remorseMankind will suffer greatlyI no longer control its course

I created a monsterI let it loose on the landIt’s in your hand to turn itFrom its hated, terrible plan

I Created a MonsterBy Barbara Combs Williams

I created a monster

From such a tiny little thing

I fed it till it couldn’t stand

It reigns now, a mighty king

I created a monster

I gave it a mighty big name

It had no meaning whatsoever

Until I made it take the blame

I created a monster

I let loose on all my foe

They never had a chance to cry

Slaughtered like an innocent doe

I created a monster

With sharp angry yellow teeth

It bit them hard, then swallowed

Like tender, succulent beef

the immortality of a monster by anne marie pettie
The Immortality of a Monsterby Anne-Marie Pettie

Like fire roaming in your veins,

Like a gentle caress upon your cheek,

Like the earth breathing after the rainfall,

Like the kiss of a tear soaring past your cheek,

Like the fist gasping breath when the nightmare is shattered,

Like the trembling power of the great thunder's roar,

Like the echo of a voice in a house untouched by time,

Like the tender embrace of one close to your heart,

Like the cold air licking your lungs when morning is chilled,

Like the smile that touches the corner of your lips when memories pass,

Like the first line on a page of possibilities,

Like the bursting laughter in a moment of surprise,

Like the power of a crescendo in a great symphony,

Like the first moment you cradle a newborn,

Like the thrill of swiftly passing your finger through a flame,

Like the music of crickets as darkness falls,

Like the magic of a firefly dancing in the night,

The immortality of a monster is unbreakable.

to define a monster
To Define a Monster


Prowling at night

They scare and devour

And kill happiness swift as flame


m onster min ded
Monster Minded

Most would not dare to think this

One could barely ponder

Not knowing it descended upon me

Still I think these gruesome thoughts

To make you cry, to scream or break

Entirely these thoughts consumed

Right in that moment as

you called me “friend”

Most, yes most, would not dare to think

I did indeed think to hurt you deeply

Not only thought but dared to plan

Do you think me terrible?

Even I myself think it so

Don’t you know that I’m ‘monster minded’?


Fangs under the bed

My eyes go wide in pure shock

Claws reach to ensnare


The mirror is broke....

Or maybe the face inside,

When darkness seeps in

The monster comes out to play,

Or maybe the truth is seen....

  • <Landrum>, <John>. “Monster.” “Elyrics.” (April 14)
  • <Nesbitt>,<Kenn>. “I’m Not Afraid of the Dark.” “Poetry4Kids.” (April 16)
  • <Anonymous>. “Monster Within.” “GotPoetry” (April 16)
  • <Brittoni>, <Toni>. “It’s Time to Feed My Monster.” “EveryPoet.” (April 20)
  • <Nichols>, <Ray>. “Monsters.” “Helium.” (April 21)
  • <Anonymous>. “Scary, Fat and Giant Monster.” “PoetryTalents.” (April 21)
  • <Scores>, <Daniel>. “His Monster.” “GotPoetry.” (April 23)
  • <Williams>, <Barbara>. “I Created a Monster.” “Helium.” (April 26)