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The Fear of the Storm



Lights strike outside, illuminating my lids
Thunder booms, setting off the sound of little feet by kids
"Mommy Daddy!! Thunder and lightning!"
"Calm down kids, it's not so frightening"
Trying to soothe them in this nighttime storm
Wrapping them in sheets, keeping them warm
To me, sleep was all that was desired
But a calm tone was upmost required
"Think of the lightning as the blinks of your fireflies,
and the rain? Your favorite lullabies.."
a nod of the head,
a tiny yawn,
asleep
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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Scheme AABBCCDDEEFGH
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 472
Words 86
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 13

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