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And so she smiled
As sweet as can be
In the face of the monster
Called reality.

It bared its ugly teeth
And flared its nostrils wide
Under its scrutinizing glare
There was nowhere to hide

In its home, a cave
Filled with dark shadows, no light
She tried to run
As her soul was filled with fright

But the monster gave chase
And despite how fast the little girl tried to run
The monster was always ahead
And it seemed like he had won

Her throbbing legs
And aching heart
Proved how she felt
Like she was being torn apart

Was there anywhere
She would be safe and free
A place where she could escape
The pains of reality?

Because that monster
Tests and tries
To break you down
Your dead soul is his prize

When you run away
He will pursue
But if you befriend him
He will be helpful to you

Don’t run
Despite the chase
Invite him to join you
And create your own place

Reality, you fiend
I thought you were my foe
But truly you’re my comrade
And now, the truth I know

Adina Levitan is an avid writer of poetry and short stories, enjoys things that sparkle and is always happy when she is at Starbucks.
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fatima naga city philippines December 28, 2015

WOW inspiring. i want also to be part of poetry, Reply

Larley Accra, Ghana January 17, 2014

Really lovely! I enjoyed every bit of it Reply

amunkhot February 1, 2013

all i have to say is - WOW! Reply

Anil Lobo Mumbai, India January 29, 2012

Beautiful Very beautiful and inspiring. Reply

Tayah PA, PA September 14, 2011

Omg(: Omg! This poem is amazing i'm reading this poem for my english project, man i wish i could write something as good as this...i love this poem Reply

Anonymous baltimore, md August 7, 2011

your poem see medrash raba Beraishis parsha 22,#6 that says if the yetzer comes against you,make him happy with words Torah..message he is our hidden freind..
very powerful poem ! Reply

juan los angeles, california June 9, 2011

awesome it is an awesome poem :) Reply

Sueann Wells Honeoye Falls, NY February 6, 2011

Beautiful poignant verse, Adina! Reply

Anonymous February 6, 2011

Thanks for this inspirational poem! Reply