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Boogeyman

Silent as mist, I roam, my world is the still depths of blackest night. In search, yes, endless search, seeking the child of gray to black heart. Though forewarned, bad children are abundant, those pure of heart to be spurned in nights passage. I find the child of innocent heart, distasteful, not of interest nor matter to my need. My quest is the rich bitter sweet taste of the child in gray to black heart. The darker tint is stronger to call, those passed over this night, perhaps tomorrow’s prey. Floating upon the silent night breeze, hidden by shadow in moonless night, I travel. Barriers none to stop my unquenchable thirst, as black smoke through door or window I enter. Without detection, unseen, unstoppable, silently I creep to bedside of my chosen. In a ghostly embrace the unruly child is carried into the night, to my place of dark secrets, not be seen again. Heed my warning, children of wicked ways. I will find you in my time, you cannot hide nor fool me. Your fate lies in your chosen play, be good of spirit, pure of heart. Lest I steal you away, as you sleep in the night, for I am the Boogeyman. Robert Gene Stoner Jr 5/30/16 ©

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Date: 6/18/2016 2:49:00 PM
Congrats on your win..Sara
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Robert Stoner Jr
Date: 6/22/2016 12:57:00 PM
Thank you Sara for the read and words of congratulations on this effort.
Date: 6/8/2016 5:38:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Robert, I felt sorry for the bad kids! Hugs Eve
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Robert Stoner Jr
Date: 6/11/2016 3:27:00 PM
Thanks for the read and comments on this write Eve. Perhaps kids will less bad after this read.
Date: 6/2/2016 8:44:00 PM
Oh that is so interesting how you made him a kidnapper of the BAD kids. I always thought it did not matter. Is that the legend or did you just put your own spin on it? I really liked your poem for this contest. If it does not place, that will be a disappointment!
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Robert Stoner Jr
Date: 6/5/2016 4:17:00 PM
Hi Andrea, well this was my muse for the topic. I wanted to write a tale to read to children about the Boogeyman rather than a generic experience event. I dumbed it down to make it child friendly, lol. As it turns out I got an N/A so it wasn't appreciated as I had hoped. Oh well.
Date: 6/2/2016 8:42:00 PM
first, I loved your comment to my first recorded poem (with my own voice) I tried to do others tonight. But I simply cannot figure it out. how to put the converted file in a way that Soup will accept it. I wish my student were here now to guide me again! Now to read your poem
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Date: 5/30/2016 7:53:00 PM
I'll probably have nightmares now. Well done Robert, good luck...
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Robert Stoner Jr
Date: 5/30/2016 8:12:00 PM
Thanks for the read Charlie, rest well my friend of pure heart.