Felis Silversteinis


XXXI Days of Poetry - Day the Seventh



Felis Silversteinis

Don't want to alarm you,
Or cause you undue fright;
Don't want you waking terrified and
Screaming in the night.
But there are some hard truths of which
You need to be aware:
It's time you learned the secret world
That's going on down there.

Sorry to be the one
To break this awful news. 
(And, I understand if
You need to gulp some booze.)
There is no easy way
To speak the awful truth;
But I will do my best
To handle it with 'couth. 

Down below your bed
(and couch and dresser too), 
Exists a secret clan; 
Half-feral and half-schmoo.
While staying out of sight, 
At night they have their run.
These creatures of the Steppe;
(that was an awful pun).

I wish I could do more, 
To put your mind at ease;
To gently calm your nerves, 
And steady your weak knees.
But Floor Monsters exist, 
Whether you believe or not.
So now that you've been warned, 
Try hard to not get caught!

  



[originally written in 2010; it was new to you, so don't hate]















XXXI Days of Poetry (2016)


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[Painting: "The Head of Medusa" by Peter Paul Rubens (1577- 1640)]






 Dinosaurs turned into birds and Monsters turned into.....


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello from the other side! (quoted from Adele song btw *just in case I get called out for plagiarism...I know you writers*)

Anyhoo, this is Khaya from Amazon in Cape Town. I appreciate the the kind words shared in our conversation about an hour ago. Just thought I should post a comment in support of you my broer (means "my brother" in Afrikaans...Google it). I am particularly fascinated by your wit, extraordinary verbal talent and just your ability to shed light in this dark world. I will share this website with as many friends as possible (already did with my poet ex-girlfriend *crossing fingers for those brownie points..don't judge, I really miss her*).

This is a wonderful poem you wrote by the way and am very interested as to how true it really is.

Regards,
Khaya

Hyperion said...

Thank you so much! When you think you're not making a difference, that you're just wasting your time, this is the type of comment that can keep you going.

When the Revolution comes, I will make sure you're in charge of....pretty much all of Sub-Saharan Africa.