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Thing In My Closet

There's a thing that lives in my closet I don't dare to open the door I've been wearing the same old T-shirt For a couple of weeks or more Mom says, “Don't be silly, my son!” But I don't see her checking it out Pretty sure a couple of nights ago Heard a bang and a very loud shout Something's got to be done about this Can't keep wearing this old shirt If it goes on for very much longer I'll be wearing my sister's pink skirt Wonder if my dad is brave enough I'll ask him when he comes home tonight He'll probably have a million excuses Like a hang nail or a mosquito bite Guess I'll just have to go in there myself Be brave, it's probably nothing Just as I was about to open the closet I woke up screaming and punching! © Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 12/24/2012 8:59:00 PM
    Jack, Once again, we find ourselves trapped in the Holiday Season. And, hear I am stopping by to say Hi and to wish you a Merry Christmas once again sincerely from my heart. Loving each moment I found comforting here on the soup. Thank you for any comment or support you have offered now or in the past. Love always & forever ~ PD

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/25/2012 6:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Finding Poetry Soup was an absolute blessing for me when I really needed it most! I thank you and all my friends here from the bottom of my heart! Love ya! Jack xox
  1. Date: 12/15/2012 10:20:00 PM
    I love it Jack,,,,, sooooo creative. Kinda reminds me of Monsters INC ;}

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/16/2012 4:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL Thanks Debbie... had fun with this one! Big hugs and much love, Jack
  1. Date: 12/14/2012 7:41:00 AM
    When we were growing up, it was the BIG BAD WOLF that was after us s all. Thank goodness we evaded him! What a fun write! You're the "Quatrain King"! Happy Holidays! RAY

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/15/2012 4:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Those were scary time eh... not sure I've recovered fully! LOL Happy Holidays right back at ya! Jack
  1. Date: 12/13/2012 1:37:00 PM
    When my brother was young... he once woke up swinging... and hit the dog... when he realized what he'd done he laid back down and pretented to sleep.. The dog looked around startled... then he too went back to sleep. I saw it all... Amazingly nothing came of it... If I were the dog I would have finished my nap else where. My brother is a very gentle soul... I teased him for years.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/14/2012 4:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Poor unsuspecting doggie! LOL I guess most of us were afraid of the dark, or the boogey man, or something!
  1. Date: 12/13/2012 8:22:00 AM
    What was in the closet???

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/13/2012 8:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A couple of pink shirts from back in the 70s... now THAT'S scary!
  1. Date: 12/12/2012 1:26:00 PM
    Be brave ...... pink is for girls. Wishing you a peaceful and lovely Christmas! Biiig hug / / Anne-Lise :) (Welcome to my Christmas poem)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/12/2012 5:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I remember back in the 70s wearing a pink shirt! It was OK then... it's NOT okay now! LOL Going to hop on over to read your Christmas poem! Love and hugs, Jack
  1. Date: 12/12/2012 5:44:00 AM
    Great poem. Puts one in a retrospective mind frame back to their childhood when things lurked within every nook and cranny of their rooms.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/12/2012 6:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    YUP! We all were terrified of those things that hid in dark places! I'm still scared of the dark! LOL