THE NIGHT HAS JUST BEGUN

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    THE NIGHT HAS JUST BEGUN

    It's a dark, lonely night outside
    and I'm alone in this big house
    It's raining with thunder and lightning tonight
    and silly me gets startled by a little mouse

    Oh no, I heard something drop
    Or is it just my imagination?
    It came from upstairs I do believe
    I'll check it out, but not without hesitation

    I'm so afraid of what I might find
    lurking around the corners
    I get upstairs and look out the window
    and see the lights on in the gardeners quarters

    But the Gardner has taken his vacation time
    and has gone to visit a friend
    So I get even more spooked and Dial 911
    and find that the phone is dead

    I have no neighbors near to me
    and my cell phone, it is dead
    I don't know what I'm going to do
    And I have god awful things going through my head

    So I dawn my coat and go downstairs
    and start walking towards the light
    And when I open the Gardner's door
    I see such a frightful sight

    A little boy wrapped in trash bags
    trying to keep himself warm
    He's dirty all over and hungry too
    And his clothes are all stained and torn

    I reach out my hand to comfort him
    and he curls his body into a ball
    I tell him it's OK, I'm not here to hurt him
    And ask if he had anyone I could call

    He shakes his head, to tell me no
    So I tell him to follow me back
    There I can feed him and give him clean clothes
    and for a long time the little boy did snack

    I asked him who he was hiding from
    and where was his mom and dad
    He suddenly stopped eating and curled up again
    And the look on his face was so sad

    I knew there was nothing I could do that night
    so I made him a bed by the fire
    He looked as though his eyes were heavy
    And I know I was ready to retire

    The following morning when I awoke
    I didn't see the little boy in his bed
    I looked around the house for him
    I was afraid he had fled

    But much to my surprise I found
    him in the kitchen eating
    We talked awhile and he told me things
    Like everyday his dad would give him a beating

    So I called the police to come over that day
    and they took him to the station with them
    I didn't know what else I could do
    and to god I prayed for him

    Dianna Nally
    3/2/09
    This poem is from a story I heard on the news

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    maniac commented on THE NIGHT HAS JUST BEGUN

    03-09-2009

    GREAT STORY!!!

    alliejluvsyou commented on THE NIGHT HAS JUST BEGUN

    03-07-2009

    Di... there was a small typo (dawn my coat should be don), but other than that it was very emotionally charged, and heartfelt. There was a lot of care in this poem. Great job!

    Di

    06/08/2009

    Thank you for your correction and sweet comments on The night has just begun. :-) I appretiate it.

    kitap2006 commented on THE NIGHT HAS JUST BEGUN

    03-03-2009

    i love a good story,KEEP up the good work

    Di

    06/08/2009

    Thanks for your comments on The night has just begun :-)

    Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

    Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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