Okay, for the First Campaigner Challenge for the Writers Platform Building, I took a stab at a poem. I haven't written a children's tale in a long time. It felt good to do so. Enjoy.
A shadow crept across my wall.
I swore it was nothing, nothing at all.
A shapeless mass tricked by light,
I ignored its visage, dismissed it outright.
I affirmed it was nothing, nothing at all;
yet I starred at that vision as it clung to my wall.
Attempting to relax, I snuggled in my bed,
My eyes locked on the darkling, as it snuck towards my head.
What I thought was nothing…nothing on my orange wall;
was now indeed something, something terrifying after all.
I shut my eyes tight, pretending to sleep;
Until the haunting image jumped on me in one great leap.
My eyes flew open, trying to snatch a peak,
I prayed I’d keep it together, hoping I wouldn't shriek
The being then breathed in my ear and I felt a wet lick.
I shuddered involuntarily; the sensation made me sick.
The beast then bounced on my now buried head.
My heart pounded furiously until I realized it was my dog, Fred.
“Go to sleep, Fred” I cried, feeling irritated.
Fred cuddled next to me, comfortable and elated.
My something was nothing…like I originally stated.
All was well again and then everything faded.