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Scary Situation

My pulse is racing, I feel faint, 
My heartbeat thunders in my ears,
The sweat is trickling down my back,
My mind is filled with dread and fears.

I think my heart will surely stop,
Too scared to move, my legs give out, 
I tremble, sense the coming doom,
My mouth is dry, too hoarse to shout.

Resigned, I start to pray and quake,
For Mother bakes another cake…

*my mum doesn’t really bake cakes, good or bad!!

For Roy’s Poems to keep you awake at night contest, 1st June

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  1. Date: 6/15/2013 2:36:00 PM

    congrats, Jack, in this contest. Your funny style worked for ya!

  1. Date: 6/13/2013 7:05:00 PM

    Congrats on this win. The end came as surprise and I had to laugh. Flu is still getting me down but I hope on the way to recovery. love phyl

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 7:08:00 PM

    I could help but be relieved to finally read one that isn't gruesome in Roy's challenge!! Thank you!!!!

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 2:10:00 PM

    congrats in Roy's contest............. SKAT

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 1:29:00 PM

    Congratulations Jack naughty boy I bet your mum is good cook lol xxxx

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 1:53:00 PM

    Hahaha I'm pretty sure this is how people feel when I bake... You are too funny, Jack! The rhymes you chose are killer!

  1. Date: 6/2/2013 6:41:00 PM

    Jack this is smashing. Very clever and witty poem. Thank you for the comment on 'Sea Glass'. Much appreciated, warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/2/2013 9:24:00 AM

    Ummmmm? Sort of Borgia style pastry, eh? Love the humor in this one. Love, daver

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 8:20:00 PM

    Hi Jack, this is a very scary situation... if you look at it from your point of view... i love my mom's baking, well not always... i love the thought that run through your mind at night... good luck.. Linda

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 5:21:00 PM

    Cute one..The surprise ending was the icing on the cake..Great job..Reads like winning material to me..Enjoyed reading this evening..Sara

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 4:53:00 PM

    good and scary gl in contest Shadow

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 4:32:00 PM

    Jack, this poem reminds me of one of my panic attacks. lol This is a great entry for Roy's contest. Thanks for stopping by my work today and wishing you a peaceful weekend. Hugs and love, Gail

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 4:09:00 PM

    Ha ha this is a spectacular write my friend, I loved how you built up the tension with this poem from the beginning to the end, with the surprise last line...you would think that you were actually talking about your mom! Such a tremendous piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 4:07:00 PM

    LOL! I enjoyed reading this. hahaha..You had me going there, Jack... Still enjoying your break, I hope. : ) x Annalise

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 3:33:00 PM

    I knew you were gonna do something silly. But it was a great buildup!!