Summer Night Unrest

It was a Summer night with starry skies,
The pale moon peeked timidly though the clouds,
The cool night air lingered with truths and lies,
The stars were glinting through the darkness's shroud.

While in her bed a little girl was trembling,
She saw obscure shadows creeping so near,
And in her head voices were whispering,
The little girl was overcome with fear.

The voices said her nightmares would come true,
She silently begged for them to be quiet,
But there was nothing the poor girl could do,
To stop this terrible menacing riot.

Suddenly, the girl's fear was swept away,
and she fell asleep, knowing she was brave.

Alice Bellan