Collaboration Poem: The Little Man Inside of Me & He Won’t Hurt You Now

A pair of poems I collaborated on with a friend. (She wrote the first, I wrote the second and we decided it’d be great to have them together. Check her out, she’s an awesome¬†poet!)
Collaborator Bribee’s site:
Big Red Comfy Couch


The Little Man Inside of Me

I’ve got a feeling

A beast in my belly

That says

Don’t forget

That whispers it

And this beast

He presses on the back of my eyes

Trying to squeeze out tears

That I won’t let come

He brings his deceit

And uses it to prop the corners of my mouth up

He’s the only one that knows

Knows the truth

And he smiles his

Crooked grin

Because he knows

That he holds the power


He Won’t Hurt You Now

That little man

Inside of you

Can’t tell me

What to do

I’ll beat him black

And beat him blue

If he dares

To hurt you

I’ll pull him out

On to the floor

And kick his butt

Right out the door

If he so much

As wonders why

I’ll drive him back

Though he can’t die

While he’ll be back

For now he’s gone

So quiet down

You’ve cried too long

Frown’d to tears

You’re safe with me

No need to fear him





©2012 Eris and Bribee


I like the way these turned out together. I read Bribee’s The Little Man Inside of Me and it immediately pulled a poem out from my fingers! I could barely get it down before my laptop spontaneously combusted. Do check her out! I love the way her poetry flows.