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  The House That Talks
by Cheryl Wright
Thursday, July 10, 2008
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This poem was written at 3am one night when I couldn't sleep. I wrote it a very long time, but since it's such fun, decided to share it.


Is that a pussycat sitting on the steps?

Or just a shadow in the cold, dark depths?

Three a.m. and I just can’t sleep,

So I get out of bed to try and keep

From going mad in the still of the night

And the cold, and the clock, blaring so bright.

 

So I go to the kitchen, make a hot drink

And what should I hear? Tick. Tick. Tick.

Then I fill up a hottie and I hold it tight

And try to relax in the middle of the night

But the endless purr of the fridge drives me mad,

And that ticking from the clock never seemed so loud.

 

I pull the hottie tighter, drag a rug around my knees

And beg for the clock to STOP TICKING PLEASE!

Then I hear drip-drip from the bathroom tap

And drag the blanket further into my lap.

The warmth from my hottie is coming to an end

As I slowly but surely, go ‘round the bend.

 

I hear a creak in the very next room -

Is the house just breathing, or does a burglar loom?

I hear so many sounds that aren’t there by day

They must wait for night, to come out to play.

The moral of this story is, if you can’t sleep

Stay in bed ‘cause your house will give you the creeps!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Reviewed by Ryan Hoffman
that was a very good poem and also very true. some times when you cant sleep. you spend the night staring at the clock, listen to the sound the night make, and hoping you wont see what four, five, or even six in morning looks like. in our household, the sounds are more form an naughtyeighteen year old calico who likes to be awake and roaming around at four in the morning and want EVERYONE to be awake with her
Reviewed by Regis Schilken
Good advice.

Reviewed by Barbara Terry
I have spent many a night which you speak of Cheryl. Oh yes those odd noises at night that you don't hear during the day will definitely give you the creeps. Brrrrrrrrrrrr. Thank you for sharing.

May the Lord Bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and walk by your side. With love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your den sister Barbie
Reviewed by Barbara Henry
Delightful Cheryl! I was right there in the house (not making noises though)with you.
Continued success~
Barbara Henry
Reviewed by Paul Judges
Nice work, Cheryl.
Reviewed by Linda Law
Cheryl..this was really cute....and I agree... I've done similar and a "house/home" can sure come up with some creepy sounds... I prefer staying under the covers just like you recommend. This had humor in truth... made me smile. lindalaw
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