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Topic: Eek! (02/25/10)
TITLE: Scaredy Cat
By Verna Cole Mitchell
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I startled at each sound,
Concerned for dangers lurking in
The shadows all around.
I flinched when windows rattled from
The thunder’s loud tirade
And when the eerie flashes came
That strikes of lightning made,
I shuddered when a gun went off
And feared what I might see
Until I found it was a scene
Occurring on TV.
I flinched to hear some fighting cats
In stillness of the night,
When next a dog’s loud savage bark
Gave me an awful fright.
The lights went out; I heard a shout.
Was someone at my door?
My heart was beating double time;
I couldn’t take much more.
I stumbled through the living room
When something brushed my hair.
I dared to reach and touch it then—
The lamp shade by the chair.
I thought of Grandma’s good advice
When I was just a lass.
She said most things I worried for
Would never come to pass.
I gave myself a strong pep talk,
Said, “Get yourself together;
You know God’s with you in your house,
And He’s in charge of weather.”
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