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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Comments

  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]

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Anna 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      I can imagine 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Bjorn ❤️

  3. 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’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      That’s wonderful!❤️ So glad you liked it 😀 I am heading over to read yours ❤️

  4. Kerry says:

    My over-imaginative mind plagued my childhood with nightmares, so I envy this child’s fearlessness.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  5. paul scribbles says:

    Lucky child. I had recurring nightmares for a whole year.

    1. Sanaa says:

      I am so sorry to hear that, Paul 😮

  6. Rommy says:

    Spunky approach to the prompt. I cheered for the protagonist.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt 🙂 )

  7. Frank Hubeny says:

    I don’t remember being tormented by boogeymen either as a child. I also don’t think my children were. But the idea of them were humorous at times.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Frank 😀

  8. De Jackson says:

    I love the cadence and flow of those last three lines, especially.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, De 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  9. What a brave and confident girl!

    I was very afraid of what might be lurking in the dark.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  10. Manicddaily says:

    Ha. Terrific. Good for you. k.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Karin 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  11. Jim says:

    I didn’t believe in the B Man either but I sure did scare my sister with him. She has been looking under her bed still.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  12. It is so nice to know a child could fight the boogeyman with a fairytale.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  13. grapeling says:

    cool twist ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Michael 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  14. 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!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Barry 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  15. gillena says:

    Very interesting write Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  16. Sue M says:

    Excellent poem. I love the idea of fighting the bogeyman with a fairy tale. Very creative and imaginative.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sue 🙂 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  17. Sara McNulty says:

    I think I threatened myself! Love this, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  18. gillena says:

    Thank you for linking to Monday WRites Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      My pleasure, Gillena 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

      much love…

  19. 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.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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