Friday, April 28, 2017

NaPoWriMo 2017, Day 28, a Poem, a Fear

Fear stays

She sat on the bed, her head in a her hands 
She opened her eyes, then closed them again 
Would this be the day, a big one for her 
She'd been here before, could this be her last

Ever since that day, day when was four 
She'd asked her brother, would he tell her please
Was Boogey Man real, could he go away 
Like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny

Or was he really real like Tooth Fairy
Her brother kept this secret but her mom
found out and proceeded with Old Wives cure
That didn't work, things got worse for our girl

Daddy never knew, or never let on
On her marriage night she waited her turn
He'd gone to the bathroom, changing her clothes
She vowed never after tonight, to fear

But that night and ever since she had peeked
Peeking under bed, for Boogey Man still
Finally her hubby found out, he cared not
He laughed at her fear.  Soon he was long gone

Now she's sixty-two, her big day for change
We don't know what will happen.  Pray for best
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 - Poem Copyright © 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
 - I'm linked withat the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Boogeyman, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2017/04/boogeyman.html 
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 - also to Day Twenty-eight of NaPoWriMohttp://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-eight-3/
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11 Comments:

At Friday, April 28, 2017 1:27:00 PM, Blogger hyperCRYPTICal said...

I hope her fear goes Jim.
Anna :o]

 
At Friday, April 28, 2017 1:48:00 PM, Blogger Rommy said...

Oh goodness...I am quite frightened for her. I hope that her fear can be banished and she might find a way to feel safe again in time.

 
At Friday, April 28, 2017 5:23:00 PM, Blogger De said...

The fear in this is palpable. Well done.

 
At Friday, April 28, 2017 8:44:00 PM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I think those old fears can linger for many of us; perhaps it's just a matter of degree.

 
At Friday, April 28, 2017 10:19:00 PM, Blogger Frank Hubeny said...

I hope she doesn't have to keep looking under the bed.

 
At Friday, April 28, 2017 11:47:00 PM, Blogger grapeling said...

sometimes the boogeymen are real ~

 
At Saturday, April 29, 2017 12:01:00 AM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Sadly, there are too many boogeymen who are real

 
At Saturday, April 29, 2017 6:38:00 AM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Hope that boogey man knows its time to go away

much love...

 
At Saturday, April 29, 2017 6:38:00 AM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

I hope her fear vanishes soon, Jim.

 
At Saturday, April 29, 2017 8:58:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

I know that in that age the boogie man is much more real...

 
At Saturday, April 29, 2017 11:08:00 PM, Blogger Sara McNulty said...

You have me thinking that it could actually be scarier to imagine a boogeyman later in life. oh no!

 

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