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Author Name: FreeFLETCH 7 Comments
Date Added: July 31, 2005 22:07:42 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Monsters Are For Real

On Monday, Billy didn't have his homework
And when the teacher asked him why
He said, "Because a monster ripped it up,
After I told him a lie."

"You know monsters don't exist,
And if you don't turn in your homework
No recess you will get

On Tuesday, Billy had a stomachache
And when the teacher asked him why
He said, "A monster took away my dinner,
even my cherry pie."

"Billy, I've told you once before,
Monsters are not real.
You'll have to wait till lunchtime
Before you get a meal."

On Wednesday, Billy had a bandage,
Which covered his right eye.
When the teacher asked him how it happened,
This was his reply:

"A monster was running after me
When I ran into the door:"
"Billy please," the teacher said,
"I don't want to hear any more."

On Thursday, Billy refused to sit down,
And when the teacher asked him why,
Billy said, "A monster whipped my bottom,
Because I started to cry,"

"Billy, said the teacher,
" this is getting out of hand,
And if you continue with these stories,
In the corner you will stand."

On Friday, Billy didn't come to school,
And when the teacher found out why,
She said a little prayer to God
In hopes Billy would survive.

For a monster had beaten Billy
and threatened him with a knife.
Now Billy lay in a hospital bed,
Fighting for his life.

So teachers please remember,
That monsters are for real.
Listen closely to kids stories,
A wounded heart you may heal.

Author's Notes:

Author Unknown...
The Pain To Children is All Too Real

I found this and felt I had to share it!

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Comment By: FreeLeslie on February 4, 2006 03:17:19 PM Report
I have went through this in my life I know how Billy feels. Abuse by monsters happen everyday. I am no longer a victum but a SURVIVOR!I was lucky and hopefully Billy was too!
Comment By: Freepainandlove on September 8, 2005 02:06:31 PM Report
OMG!! This is such a write!! I hope that teachers to read this because monters still exist in this world... Nicely penned.
Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on August 7, 2005 01:18:29 PM Report
I am SO glad you did. For so many years children lived in terror (many still do)
They believe in their trusting innocence that adults were kind.
Thank you for drawing our attention once more to the heartbreakingly trusting mind of a child.
Ali x
Comment By: FreeGlata on August 2, 2005 09:42:27 AM Report
I've got chills running up and down my spine, Fletch...yes yes YES! Monsters ARE real! I know a few myself......
Comment By: PremiumLindaM on August 1, 2005 12:47:42 AM Report
Fletch, I am glad you posted this powerful piece.
It touches close to home right now with the
Hossana Church crimes having taken place just
down the road from my house. It gave me a chill
to read this post. May God protect the innocent
children and may man punish the abusers.
Comment By: FreePrevails nonexistence on July 31, 2005 11:33:09 PM Report
Haha yes i know good reading skills just figured out you didn't write it but still haha very good. jeeze if you knew me you'd understand.
Comment By: FreePrevails nonexistence on July 31, 2005 11:32:07 PM Report
This is absoultely one of my favorite poems, lovely rhyming scheme alhough not such a great issue, so depressing, god bless every child in that situation.
Keep up the good writing!



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