Shadow Man

Written by: Donna Jones

When that one moment sucks the illusion of safety away
We're left knowing tomorrow will be different from today

After nightly prayers, should I die before I wake
I pray the Lord my soul to take

For a child of six, stone still in her bed
Watching shadow man creep by her window, it began

With the safety of loving parents in just the next room
She, too afraid to breath, remained alone

Eventually, tears turned to cries of tortured fear
Bringing parents arms to hold her near

The shadow man stole more than material things
He turned fairy wings into creeping things in a little girls dreams

┬ęDonna Jones