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Night Terrors
by Susan Bergeron

Friday, August 13, 2010
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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Just settled down for the night

And they start…

Red and blue flashes

Sirens screaming bye

An alarm in the night air blasts.

It is a street away …

Only an alley and a house

Between us and the fire

Yellow suited firemen race

Up ladders and break windows and

Tear holes in the roof

Flames burst through

You can feel the heat on our porch

As water is poured into

The gaping holes

16 people homeless

2 cats rescued

a couple minor injuries and

smoke inhalation.

3rd arson fire

10 days time, each one

coming closer to home.


It all takes me back

To a night when I was 10

Living on an old country road

Same sounds but further away

No less scary

Thousands of chickens lost

The searing smell of burning flesh and feathers

Never to be forgotten…

Thank God….not this time

Susan Bergeron






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Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 8/14/2010

How terrible to have this nightmare haunt you! I went through the horrible time with you, very well written.

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 8/14/2010
Haunting and powerful!
Reviewed by David Maclellan 8/14/2010
Any wonder you called this poem "Night Terrors" Susan, it's enough to give anyone the shivers! Alive with imagery, nicely done,
Best wishes,

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