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Afraid of the Dark

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Afraid of the Dark

The wind comes up and moans like an old crone
In darkest night that I have ever known.
My car has stopped, the battery is dead.
Black closes in and I am all alone.

I lock the doors, prepared to spend the night.
Oh what I'd give for just a little light.
When I left home I didn't take my phone
There's no way out of this my direful plight.

Tomorrow, Mom will scold, Dad will be mad.
'Til I explain the dreadful night I've had.
Mom will insist I sit right down to eat.
I will be safe and warm and loved, and oh so glad.

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  1. Date: 9/19/2012 3:36:00 PM
    good one, joyce! i like the ending - glad it didn't turn into a horror story!

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 12:20:00 AM
    Very nice poem here Joyce.Enjoyed the read.

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 10:59:00 PM
    Looks like a good entry for the contest. Good write Joyce.

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 10:37:00 PM
    That's a dreadful plight for anyone to be in Joyce...Hope it never happens to you. A stellar write bound for the winners circle for sure. One love. Joy Wells