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There is a monster in me
Deep within my mind
This monster grows day by day
Fed by those who are unkind

I desperately seal it away
Locked in a cage without a key.
Only the cage is made of glass
Fragile, brittle; it is easily freed.

When I'm told I'm not good enough,
Not smart enough, not fast enough,
Not tall enough, not strong enough.

When I'm told I'm too small
Too weak
Too fat
Too skinny
Too soft
Too loud
Too smart
Too stupid
Too ugly
A freak.

They are like stones thrown at the cage
Hitting and cracking the walls.
And the monster smiles, its grin savage.
As my cage weakens, it strengthens.

Finally the cage shatters
And the monster is unleashed
And I'm drowning in the sensation
In pain, as I lash out in anger.
In pleasure, as I hurt those who hurt me.
In horror, as I break bones and draw blood.
In sorrow, as I lose control.

This is the monster in me
This creature of violence and rage
There's a monster inside you too
How strong is your cage?

The Monster Insideby SomeLameStuff

Literature / Poetry / Emotional / Free Verse©2013-2014 SomeLameStuff
I had a temper when I was younger. Like REALLY had a temper. One time when I lost it completely, I sent two kids who were bullying me to the hospital. Dislocated arm, broken jaw, broken nose, fractured ribs, bruised testicles, concussions, and a collection of other cuts and bruises. And I knocked one of their teeth loose.

They were bullies, so I suppose you could say they deserved it. But it was still my fault, and I felt terrible about it. So terrible, that I tried to do something stupid... but that's another story.

Anyway, comments, stories about you losing your temper, HULK SMASH moments, all welcome!
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wolfdino8 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
when someone made a comment about me i ran over there and almost gave her a broken jaw from punching her i felt so bad afterwards but i guess she deserved it......maybe
KylarSilver16 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student General Artist
This is really good... I literally sang the words in my head like an awesome song. XD
Kbreezee Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My monster is small and raveges my heart instead of others...
Wolfgang627 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student General Artist
sorry about the triple post. my phone is being a bitch today
Wolfgang627 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student General Artist
great poem. once after years of havin stones thrown at my cage I snapped. two kids were throwing shit at me and calling me names. eventually someone hit my head with a rock. it knocked to the ground and gave me a deep cut in the back of my head. the assholes, fearing that they ha killed me, ran over to see if I was okay. one l them leaned over to see if I was still breathing. once he got close enough I grabbed his throat and punched him in the kidneys. then I got up and slugged his temple, fracturing his skull. the other one, in an attempt to help his friend ran up to me and tried to stab me with a pocket knife. I grabbed the knife, bent his arm behind his back and nailed his hand to his back and proceeded to break each of his ribs. one at a time. I later found out that I had put the first one in a coma for a year and paralized the second one from the waist down. it took me years to get over that. it was the first time the beast was freed and I made sure that it would be that last as well. I was thirteen at the time. sorry for the long story, your poem just reminded me of that and I needed to get it off my chest
Arden-Crystal Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Writer
My cage has been broken open for years.

Freak! Loser! Walking dictionary! Baby! Nerd!

All we know is running...

My cage is more fragile than they thought.
But, since I can't get mad at school, I cry.
Carnie-Vorex Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
My cage is magical, it deprives the monster of power. Only its desperate growl and poisonous saliva get to the enemies...
zamadness Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
......Wow. Just.....Wow!
SomeLameStuff Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! =)
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