Night Demons – Free Verse Fairy Poem

When the night demons visit
Things go bump in the dark,
No lamp-light can dispel them
No music distract them …
They creep under your bed,
They wiggle inside your head,
And if you’re not careful …
They might bite your feet.
These are not pretty bright fairies
Nor sprites, cherubs or kami …
Closer to goblins from Mordor
Quite terrible mites!
So when you lay down at night,
First look under your bed …
Pull your sheets round you tight
Keep your feet under the covers
(Never let them dangle over,
You never can tell, can you?)
And, sleep tight, now nighty night.

100wcgu-7Written for: 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week #131
I came across this prompt on Morpethroad!


Prompt 52: The Perfect Crime! (At the Akashic Library Story)

“….and then and then, they threw me into the well!” the poor white cat meowed.

Bastet comforted the poor cat who was now dry and fluffy again.  She looked at Anubis with a dark scowl!

“Hey Bast, don’t take your furry fury out on me now!  I only bring them here!”

Bastet comforted the cat some more, frowning and mumbling, she was very distraught.  Sekhmet came along about then and looked at Bastet in surprise.  Bastet was always such a mild-mannered Goddess.

“Whatever has gotten into you!  You look like someone threw water on you or something?”

“Something…this is another example of how the world is going to the dogs!” she said as she told the story of Fluffy’s ordeal.

“Oh for My Sake!  The next thing you know they’ll be burning cats again or throwing them from towers!” Sekhmet roared!

“No, no dear…nothing like that at all!  This is common criminality of the K-9 type.”

“Yes, yes of course you’re right…the poor humans were upset.  Well, we must do something about this.  Can’t have them getting away with murder like this, why it’s nearly the perfect crime!”

“My thoughts exactly.  Those Boxer and Boof are pretty much witless, so I suppose I’m going to have to teach this Sam a lesson, though they all should answer for this I think!”

“Hmmm…I’ve got an idea?” and she began to speak in a low voice.

“Anubis … could you come here for a sec?” Sekhmet and Bastet cooed.

Anubis was laying on a chaise-longue nearby and at that moment, got the feeling he should have been somewhere else.

Later that afternoon Anubis returned to the Akashic Library, a little shaken up, he reported to the Goddesses that the job had been done.

That night, down in the land called Australia, Cerberus paid a visit to three murderers … and took each one off in each one of his mouthes back to the river Styx…a good thing for the fluffy white kitten that their humans had just brought home.

Cerberus, as illustrated by Gustave Doré in Dante's Divine Comedy...Wikimedia Commons

Cerberus, as illustrated by Gustave Doré in Dante’s Divine Comedy…Wikimedia Commons

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie – Prompt 53 – The Perfect Crime and to Morpethroad (link above on the word story), without who’s story this would not have been possible 😉  I’d also like to thank Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons for existing!




Friends in Time – Free Verse


time for me is such a mystery
it’s dawnright now but night in the West,
then now my friend down in the South
you’re half-way through “my day” right now
and there you type almost into tomorrow
as the clock that ticks inside my house
knowing nothing of EST or GMT
so sitting here in this very moment
I chat with you both from my computer
dear friends in Canada and Australia
it boggles my mind…there you are chatting
from your snowy or heat stricken world
as you visit with me at dawn in Italy!
Dedicated to: Traces of Soul and Morphethroad