(Re) Fright

(Re) Fright

A Poem by Judy Ponceby

Bedtime scares....


Sitting quietly in my bed,
blankets pulled up to my nose.
I look out the moonlit window.
The moving shadows cause me to curl my toes.

Scratching softly against the window pane
An imp awaits his time
To seize a moment to call his own.
Causing fright is his fell crime.

To steal away my peace of mind
And dance gleefully at my fear.
He chuckles softly at his impish feats
Spreading about his dastardly cheer.

All alone huddled in my bed,
clutching my flashlight closely.
Eyes squinched tight shut
Ears straining to hear, legs ready to flee.

Feeling him creeping, slinking,
Lurking, scratching, and giving a chuffle.
Frightened to look and unable to avoid it.
I catch him in the light.  He gives a wicked snuffle.

I hide beneath my blankets
and give forth a shriek of fright.
Racing about capering with his mouth agaping
That wretched imp grins with delight.

Lost in its awful glee, He's looking for more tiny tots.
Hoping to set their frightened screams free.

Feb 15

© 2011 Judy Ponceby

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This is one of the childhood moments when you know something is under the bed and there is no way your getting out.. lol.. I love your work Judy..you always make me smile..x

Posted 9 Years Ago

This one painted me a picture, I could see that poor frighten little girl hiding under her blanket! Excellent!!

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Judy Ponceby
Judy Ponceby

Swanton, OH

I am me. Living life. Learning love. And laughing. A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. – Robert Frost more..