Untitled (when the clock chimes midnight)

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I remember sleeping, facing towards the moon.
‘Baby, do you want me to leave the door open?’
As a child I was never really afraid of the dark.
I would run errands without turning on a light.

‘The boogey….who? I laughed as she explained.
‘You know the monster that comes out at night.’
As a child I didn’t believe there were monsters.
I, would destroy villains, in a fairy-tale instead.

Because, whenever the clock, chimed midnight,
I, would borrow a book, from the highest ledge.
Weave, hopes and dreams across a gilded page,
I would triumph fear oh trap him inside a cage.

His deep, dark secret was revealed to everyone.

 

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38 thoughts on “Untitled (when the clock chimes midnight)

  1. Anna :o] says:

    I don’t remember ever being ‘threatened’ with the boogeyman or otherwise in an effort to make me good. So where my worries came from, I don’t know. Maybe as a child we lose points of reference during the dark of the night and our imagination takes over..it did with me.
    So glad your nights were full of fairy tales!
    Anna :o]

  2. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I was afraid of the dark, but don’t remember being threatened…. it was more a fright that made me run over dark lawns to get home to the safety.

  3. Kim M. Russell says:

    I posted my poem before I read yours, Sanaa, and we had similar thoughts!
    ‘Because, whenever the clock, chimed midnight,
    I, would borrow a book, from the highest ledge.
    Weave, hopes and dreams across a gilded page,
    I would triumph fear oh trap him inside a cage’.

    • Sanaa says:

      Aww!❤️ Thank you so much, Rommy 😀 so glad you enjoyed it!❤️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt 🙂 )

  4. Just Barry says:

    You were much braver than I was. My parents didn’t need to spook me… I was a self-scaring fraidy-cat. I loved books though. If only I was smart like you were… I could’ve been vanquishing dragons instead of hiding under my covers!

  5. Old Egg says:

    I am sorry you were so cruel to the boogeyman Sanaa. How mean to trap inside a cage. Please tell me you taught him how to behave and let him out when he promised to be good. We must remember there are many creatures that are frightened of us too.

    • Sanaa says:

      LOL!❤️ I didn’t have one because I didn’t believe in them. Thanks for stopping by, Robin 🙂

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