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Guardian Angels

Goodnight my dear boy and what's that you say?
You want me to chase the bad monsters away?
Well, I'll tell you a tale that may just be true
And if it's made up, it is done just for you...

I know you're afraid of the dark and the gloom
When you lie wide awake all alone in your room
'Scardy cats prowl and their tattle-tales pester
Goose bumps may prickle and worry-warts fester

Shadow-ghosts creep up and crawl to your cover
You roll on your side but then you discover
The thump in your pillowcase whispers too loud
So here's what I've done and I know you'll be proud...

I've met with the monster man under your bed
He thinks you will find he is not much to dread
He just needs a friend and to know that you care
So if you reach down he'll shake hands from his lair

I've found where that boogie man hides in the wall
He's cramped and alone and he waits for your call
He believes you're convinced he is ugly and mean
And hold him to blame when you have a bad dream

Your monster man's fierce and has razor-sharp teeth
But he understands things that may stir underneath
Your boogie man knows what you don't want to find
And what's around corners and hidden behind...

They'd like to come out and tell you a story
(Perhaps something scary but nothing too gory)
Sit up and talk with them late into night
Come morning they'll gladly slip back out of sight

But at night they'll grow strong to protect like they should
To face down your fear and show evil what's good
Stand watch while you sleep, they will stay by their mark
If you wake you might catch their eyes glow in the dark...

It's then as you grow you may find you walk bolder
With two fearsome friends striding close by your shoulders
They'll go anyplace as a general rule
(But maybe you'd better not bring them to school)

If witches and dragons can streak through the sky
Then monsters and boogie men surely must fly!
At the edge of your sleep (when you just start to doze)
Whisper the password and wiggle your toes...

And they'll sweep you away to soar like a dove
Over the rooftops to heavens above!
Up into orbit to your own private place
High on a mountaintop floating in space

Sit back and relax with a satisfied grin
Laughing and singing as you watch the earth spin
Hum along while your boogie man growls a brave tune
Count stars while your monster man howls at the moon










Copyright © | Year Posted 2009




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Date: 9/12/2015 9:01:00 PM
Tim, hard to believe anyone would see this as trash.. It's a smash now, awesome win!
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Date: 9/5/2015 9:24:00 PM
Awww Tim! It is such a beautiful write for children not to be scared! Must read it out to my girls. Congrats on your win!
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Date: 9/5/2015 12:30:00 PM
Tim, Congrats on your win... LUV ~SKAT~
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Date: 9/5/2015 10:17:00 AM
Very lovely Tim, congrats on superb win!
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Date: 9/4/2015 8:38:00 PM
Tim, this was a delight to read! You are very creative! Congrats on your win! Love, Kim
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Date: 9/4/2015 5:01:00 PM
so glad to read this once again Tim many congrats:-) hugs JAN XX
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Date: 9/4/2015 2:38:00 PM
Tim, congratulations on your win in my contest, Any Poem Trashed, loved this ~~
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Date: 8/5/2015 7:57:00 AM
Tim.. I love these "Any Poem" contest of Linda's because the poet gets to pick what they like.. You picked and wrote a true winner, many congrats!
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Date: 8/3/2015 10:12:00 PM
I enjoyed reading this wonderful poem, once again. Love the flow of the lines, and the message to not fear what lurks under the bed... Congrats on a well deserved win, Tim!
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Date: 7/30/2015 12:19:00 AM
Congrats on ur top place winning poem Tim! Amazing pen!
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Date: 7/28/2015 8:54:00 PM
Amazing to see this one again Tim, Congratulations. **SKAT**
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Date: 7/28/2015 1:05:00 PM
Hi TIM, Congratulations! Thank you for supporting one of the MANY contest I held This Year. I enjoyed reading every entry in this very old contest OF MINE:):):). Stop by my latest blog "EXCUSE ME" if you'd like or have the time. --I'm glad to be back on the wild side of Poetry Soup hosting, new contest. Yours Truly!!! *LINDA*
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Date: 5/26/2015 3:28:00 PM
I'm moved by the poem, Tim your soul tells a story in which gives me comfort. The way you still watch over Daniel, Daniel over you. Blessing
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Date: 10/17/2014 1:00:00 AM
This was a fun poem to read and I enjoyed it so much, Tim!... The nice smooth flow to your words here seemed so effortless. Wonderful work! Congratulations on your well deserved win!
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Date: 10/13/2014 12:34:00 PM
Fantastic, a great tale that flows beautifully. Congratulations.
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Date: 10/13/2014 12:18:00 PM
You told a wonderful story here Tim many congrats on your win:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 10/13/2014 11:51:00 AM
This is such a sweet one Tim, you beautifully narrated this piece! Congratulations to you,, and thank you so much for your poem in my contest!!!
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Date: 10/13/2014 11:50:00 AM
Very interesting fable, Tim, congrats on the win
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Date: 10/13/2014 10:09:00 AM
very sweet and endearing! congratulations.. :D!!!!1
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Date: 7/18/2014 2:45:00 PM
Tim,, Congratulations, on your awesome Fable ..... Always~ Linda
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Date: 7/17/2014 10:55:00 PM
So lovely Tim ! enjoyed this read my dear friend,, congrats on great win!
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Date: 7/17/2014 9:07:00 AM
I am so enjoying these stares and yours is indeed one of the best, congratulations.
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Date: 7/17/2014 7:07:00 AM
Oh that is perfect, right to my fav's to read to my lil one :) u r awesome my friend :)
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Date: 7/16/2014 1:25:00 PM
Wonderful. The boogie man and the monster have lost all of their scariness. Great win. Love, Joyce
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Date: 7/16/2014 5:08:00 AM
between night and day, there are cherubs watching... love this tale, tim... sweet congrats and huggs!
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