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Monster and Teddy

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Monster and Teddy

I lie here all tucked in
and warm while mum reads
me my favourite story.
Time passes quickly, mum says 
it is now time for sleep;
the land of dreams awaits
my arrival.
I smile but my mind is slowly
beginning to create fear; I
do not like the dark.
Mum gives me teddy from the
shelf on my wall, covered
in dinosaurs and funny-looking
trees.
The light goes out as mum leaves,
everything has gone now, even mum.
Something grows big at the bottom
of my bed; black with red eyes and
sharp teeth, it is monster that visits
every night.
I hold teddy tightly for he gives
comfort, but monster grows more
scary and mum has gone.
Suddenly, teddy is gone, where has
he gone?
I look at monster and teddy is there
too; teddy is telling monster
to go away, but monster stays.
Teddy grows big, monster looks
on; teddy is bright and strong,
monster grows small under teddy’s
light.
I look and monster has gone and
teddy is back under my arms ready
to enter dreamland too.

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  1. Date: 10/11/2012 8:05:00 PM

    Teddy certainly served a valid purpose. Congratulations on being featured this week.

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 6:00:00 AM

    Congratulations Leighann, on your amazing featured poem this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 7:34:00 PM

    I can see my this wonderful poem that you do have a gift and you will make it big someday, just don't give up your writing no matter what.

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 6:58:00 AM

    What a beautiful morning. The sun is finally shining, the birds are singing, and I am sharing my day with you reading your wonderful poetry. I hope you have a great weekend Leighann. Love, Carol