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by Choco Munday
Friday, July 08, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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The night was dark and raining and the wind made whistling sounds,
The scraggly trees were bereft of leaves
They lay scattered across the ground.

The air inside the bedroom was cold and dark and thin,
The pelting rain beat a loud refrain
On the roof of galvanized tin.

Beneath the sheets and blankets (so the glow could not be seen),
The yellow torch light kept out the night
As the boy read his book in its gleam.

He read of bold adventures and pretended he was there,
He read of ships that took long trips,
And he read of maidens fair.

He imagined, through his stories, that his bed had sprouted wings,
He’d fly around and search the ground
Looking for all kinds of things.

Instead of sheets and pillows he saw chests of pirate’s gold,
He felt warm sea air so why should he care
That the night was dark and cold?

He flew across mountains and rivers, he sailed from sea to sea,
He trekked across lands fighting beasts and brigands
So the world could be happy and free.

He stumbled upon a hidden cave  and rescued the beautiful queen,
With a tear in her eye she waved him goodbye
As he jumped in his time machine.

As the words in the book took over, and he turned the page once more,
He rode through the night to take up the fight
And win, for his King, the Great War.

Then the torchlight flickered weakly, the batteries were almost spent,
He closed his book with a satisfied look
And peeked from beneath his tent.

The wind shook the glass in the window, the roof made a drum for the rain,
He lay his sweet head back down on the bed,
And dreamed it all over again.

Stephen Munday
June 2000.


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