Green Eyed Monster by Tina Louise

Inside me lives a monster

from time to time it raises

it’s ugly head


I’m not proud of this monster

in fact I am very much ashamed

I feel like I have no control over it

it comes out regardless if I want it to or not


It seeks to destroy all that I love

all that I hold dear


My monster is green

it lives in the darkest part of me

it surfaces when I am weak


It takes over my soul

so much so I am no longer recognized

by those who love me


Creating doubt and paranoia

turns me into someone I don’t want to be


I have lived with this monster for so long

and I am so very tired of it

But try as I might I cannot make it leave


I do not envy those it seeks to devour

all I can do is apologize and hope for forgiveness

So here it lives in the darkest part of me

lying in wait to rear it’s ugly head


© Tina Louise

Excerpt from the book Naughty Nuts & Bolts

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