Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Guest Blogger: Ellen


By: Ellen 

As the dim sun sinks beneath the horizon

Beatles and crickets chirp

Colors of pink and orange flood the sky

Dusk awaits upon the clouds

Except the nocturnal, most are settled in bed

Fireflies flicker in the faint forest

Glistening in the night is a pair of yellow eyes

Howls come from a coyote

Iguanas nestle beneath fall leaf litter

Jaguars in Africa wrestle in dens

Killing prey is over for daytime hunters

Lions place cubs in beds by extra skin

Mountains hold shadows of mysterious shapes

Not many humans are out of bed now

One dozen girls are having a slumber party

Peeping red eyes of a tree frog are seen through leaves

Quarreling snakes hiss and stick out quick tongues

Rustles come from beneath the covers of a bed

"Seen enough TV, kids" , an angry mom yells

Television power buttons click off

Umbrellas are put away for tomorrow’s park stroll

Venus may still be lit up by its own moons

Waves in the ocean calm

X-ray machines are turned off until morn

Yawns are heard throughout the city

Zzzzzzzz……. Good Night

"Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk." -William Arthur Ward

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