scary night sounds

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

a poem about a boy living at the edge of the forest and the sounds he hears as he tries to go to sleep.

scary night sounds



he hears the night woods

soft sounds as well as scary


different from day woods


he lies in his cold bed

in cold room

hears frozen trees

grinding against each other

in the cold night wind

a hard unpleasant sound


hears distant sounds

far away in the hills

is it the sound of a wolf

or a coyote seeking a mate


owl screeches in an old tree

is it wise

why are they known as wise

when they just sit and turn

their heads almost totally around


wonders if he could twist

his head almost 360 degrees

would he be wise

what if he could fly

what if he ate mice


neighbors dogs start to bark

howling into the darkness

do they know something he does not

finally there is only a whimper


he drifts off to the sounds of the wild

wondering what morning will bring

Submitted: January 01, 2021

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