OctPoWriMo OctPoWriMo 2015 Poetry

The Most Dangerous Thing About Kids

Day 18 poetry prompt:

Today’s prompt we’re going to add a little mystery to our lives. Look around you, whether it’s a physical object or people in general in your life. Chose something or someone and give them a double life.


I decided to have a little Halloween fun with this prompt. Although, with as many toys as I’ve gotten rid of over the years through donations or having to throw away for *various* reasons, maybe I should sleep with one eye open from now on.


xo Jesi


And You Thought Toys Were Safe

By Jesi Scott


Oftentimes I wonder, when all the house is dark,

What are all the little noises that to my ear doth hark?

All those little creaks and groans, the moans and that C-R-I-C-K,

I’m almost certain, though it’s hard to tell, it’s not just the clock’s tick.


I never wander out of bed at night, for I’m certain that if I do

I’ll stumble upon a frightening scene that I don’t want to be true.

All those little noises that keep me in my bed

Are surely my children’s toys coming to take off my head.


So, here I lay under blankets warm, my cat sleeping by my side

At least, he’ll give me warning, unless to them he’s allied.

Then woe is me, oh, woe is me, I’m afraid that I am doomed!

These blankets will my shroud become, my bed will be my tomb.

Jesi Kay
Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at www.octpowrimo.com.

2 Replies to “The Most Dangerous Thing About Kids

  1. You’re probably right…toys do sneaky things in the night. Also, in the daytime. Had a toy car sneak up behind me one day while I was sitting here typing. True story! Leave a light on, maybe they won’t be causing too much trouble 😉

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