Thursday, August 23, 2012

Poem to capture a moment in time

August 21, 2012 10:20PM

Pitch black, the country night
Calm and still
No help from winking stars
The air with a hint of chill

The feeble beam of my flashlight
Bounces as I scurry
It attempts to push back the dark
To take away the worry

120 steps from door to gate
Then I tug it till it closes
To keep out the deer
And save my pretty roses

Only darkness across the street
Things are not the same
Since Thursday July 3rd
When that house went up in flames

A startled bird flees the hedge
And I jump in alarm
Surely there’s no one there
No chance of any harm

But I’ll remember to do this earlier
Tomorrow night
Before darkness presses around me
And gives me such a fright.


  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings in this poem. You put your fears into words and learned from your experience.

    Have a great week.

  2. Thanks Shaddy! It was a spooky night! The street light is finally on across the street now, so its not sooooo dark.

  3. Nice way to deal with your emotions. A disaster so close to home really takes a toll on your psyche.

    BTW, I sent you something with a PDF attachment last night. Let me know if you got it.

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