When the monster under my bed left without saying goodbye!


It’s middle of the night. You have had a long day but even though you are tired and cranky after all the work you have done today and more so, for all the work you still have not managed to get done with- you can not sleep.

You draw the curtains close, turn off the lights, punch your pillow and rub your feet together gently under the blanket which could not get more warm or comfortable. You can sense your back muscles relax as you lie while emptying your head from all thoughts so as to tell your body that you are about to sleep.

But just as you close your eyes, it’s as if all your sense have sprung into action. It’s now, that you can hear distinctly the cat meowing out there somewhere and you think about the light outside your room that keeps flickering.

Although nothing really provoking has occurred but you suddenly open your eyes and sit-up straight as if someone has punched you hard in the stomach. You can actually hear your stomach growl. You don’t need water, you are not even hungry and you are damn tired but there is an incomprehensible vacuum in which your head is hung and you cannot bring it back. In that moment of despair as you focus hard on ‘whats gone wrong?’ , you realize you need nothing, you want nothing and you are alone. It simply gets frustrating.

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2 thoughts on “When the monster under my bed left without saying goodbye!

  1. Thought provoking!
    The vessel of body was full upto the margins;it was the soul which winced for once that particular moment and wished to get imbibed with something eternal rather than ephemeral.It doesn’t matter if mind and soul couldn’t have a consensus then,at least that wake up call was a warm up thing which augurs well for next time when your tummy gets punched again.Let’s hope the monster takes another walk in the park pretty soon.

    • well…I certainly didn’t see that coming but its quite a refreshing insight. If the monster deserts me again, I sure won’t just ponder on the needs of body but of the soul as well. Thank you for the input. 🙂

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