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The Trolls Come Out At Night

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The Trolls Come Out At Night

Some cat entered my room one night I thought it was a ghost It smelled like something had just died But I must oblige my guest as the host I turned on the light and there it was An obnoxious opossum at best! Whoa! Forget my host duties, cous! Take the room—I’m an unhappy guest! I left the house with a shutter Before I realized I was heavily surrounded By cats on all sides, up and under The house they had all just rounded! In truth I was perturbed on all levels That I began to realize in horror That damn opossum had spawned these little devils! And tonight I must end this terror! I then ran straight to the kitchen Aware of the opossum inside If I give up the tuna and ditch um’ Perhaps I’ll escape this night alive The persistent cats scratched at the holes Those buggers—those meddlers! They could have been thieves—if not trolls! Their yowls would scare sumo wrestlers! Worst of all in this dilemma Tomorrow was grocery day There were no more cans of tuna All my fish had swam away! Somehow one got in And the rest came barreling through I ran toward my room to him The opossum looked so distressed and blue The little beady eyes pierced my soul And I knew from then on he was my friend He only meant to hide from the furry little trolls And escape a most pitiful end! I made up my mind at last And picked up my trusty broom Come on in—I dare yah tah pass! Ain’t no feline coming through this room! Glowing eyes burned with intent And the yowling grew loud as hell The little bullies think they can take my guest! They’ll fly like birds they will! That night was a battle like none other A battle I will proudly say I won I gained the friend of my life—a brother My pet’s a load of fun! As much as I love a neighbor cat They are a little scary as a race Thankfully a broom will push them back And put them in their place My opossum is a sweet little thing And I protect him with my life I’ll never judge a critter again Till actions bring it to light

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  1. Date: 1/27/2014 4:41:00 AM
    Ammunition for a childrens book Laura ...loved it ....

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 11:14:00 PM
    Ha! What a tail. I appreciate you protection of the innocent. Those darn cats are like Baptists, you know they are out there doing it you just can't catch them! Anyway great write. Hysterical. Love it. Kilmer

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    Date: 10/27/2013 11:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Baptists that hate water! Uh-oh! Thanks Mister Kilmer. So glad you liked! ~Laura
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 3:48:00 PM
    hahaha. A very entertaining piece, Laura. I'm still laughing as I'm commenting here. Go for 'em feline intruders. Attagirl!! Lovely piece, my friend. Licia ;-)

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 8:24:00 PM
    Trolls? You gotta be kidding me.

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 8:13:00 PM
    Nicely written and very funny if you ask me.

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 1:44:00 PM
    I love to read stories like this ,,,, grand job ;}

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 7:56:00 AM
    Laura, this is so much fun to read. You create a picture in a way that reminds me of a J K Rowling experience. I do believe that one day you will be a famous author. This is a talent that not many have. It's up there. Keep on truckin.

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 4:39:00 PM
    - A game you won Laura :))) - Nice to read, your imagination is perfect! - Have a great weekend! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 10:26:00 AM
    A DELIGHTFULLY BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF WRITTING

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 9:32:00 AM
    amazing poetry, captivated i am reading this wonder....

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 9:17:00 AM
    What an awesome tale (maybe true story?) that you told here. Great presentation & setting of tone! This was enjoyable! =D

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 7:28:00 AM
    Absolutely loved it... my kind of writing! So very creative my dear Laura! I give you a 10 out of 7! Huggeroonies, Jack xoxox

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 6:42:00 AM
    Way to go! Love it!

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 2:34:00 AM
    Laura you are a good poet. You have the ability to describe a subject and convince your readers even when the subject is unreal or surreal. I'll be glad to see you in my contest "Metrical Verse" (or any other in the future) :) G.

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 9:03:00 PM
    This reads like a true story?