(9) What’s that?!? #NAPOWRIMO

AND THE ASSIGNMENT IS: Our prompt (optional, as always). Today, write a poem that includes a line that you’re afraid to write. This might be because it expresses something very personal that makes you uncomfortable – either because of its content (“I always hated grandma”), or because it seems too emotional or ugly or strange (“I love you so much I would eat a cockroach for you”). Or even because it sounds too boring or expected (“You know what? I like cooking noodles and going to bed at 7 p.m.”). But it should be something that you’re genuinely a little scared to say. Happy (or if not happy, brave) writing! — taken from www.napowrimo.net

Howling winds in late-night storms rattle your windowpane;
Lightning flashes! Thunder crashes! And your mind is tricked again!
What's that?! Looking in through the window? You're sure you saw a face!
You muster the courage to look, but nothing's disturbed from its place.
You curl like a ball in your blankets, clutching your flashlight close;
As you stare across to your closet thinking you heard a ghost!
It's doesn't happen all the time, but it really is a bother:
To stop watching all-night horror shows arm-in-arm with Mother!


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