Turn out the lights,
The day is done.
The serenity of my lifelong friend
Envelops me as I close my eyes.
Dreams drift through my mind
Like a small raft in a large ocean.
Life is warm and calm
Not a wave in sight.
Crash! Bang! Crackle!
The world is jolted out of sleep.
The comfort and warmth vanishes
As quickly as it came.
The raindrops smash down on my window
It might shatter any minute.
The loud crashes threaten
The protection of my lifelong friend.
Little feet padding on the carpet
Mom and dad are down the hall
Warmth and comfort
are only steps away.
Mom and dad surround me
I am safe.
The warmth is back
The loud crashing seems so far away.
The soft sound of the falling rain
And the rumbling of the thunder
Is a lullaby now
So much different than in my own bedroom.
All the waves disappear
The water is smooth as ever.
My raft reappears
As if it had never left at all.
Todays best new poem was written by Kelsie Clawson.
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